Rahul Gandhi has tweeted a video of the aircraft apologizing for the delay due to the problem in the plane.
New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday morning tweeted that his plane to Bihar’s Patna had to return to New Delhi after suffering an engine trouble. Gandhi also posted a video.
Engine trouble on our flight to Patna today! We’ve been forced to return to Delhi. Today’s meetings in Samastipur (Bihar), Balasore (Orissa) & Sangamner (Maharashta) will run late. Apologies for the inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/jfLLjYAgcO— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 26, 2019
“Engine trouble on our flight to Patna today! We’ve been forced to return to Delhi. Today’s meetings in Samastipur (Bihar), Balasore (Orissa) & Sangamner (Maharashta) will run late. Apologies for the inconvenience,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
Gandhi is on a campaign trail, criss-crossing the length and breadth of the country for the Lok Sabha polls. This is not the first time his plane has experienced trouble mid-air.
On April 26 last year, a plane carrying Gandhi and some others from Delhi to Hubballi airport in Karnataka for campaigning for assembly polls developed a technical problem and tilted heavily on the left side. The plane dipped steeply with violent shuddering, but soon recovered and landed safely.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had come out with its 30-page report on that incident in which it pinned the blame on the pilots for the near-crash of the Congress president's chartered plane. After the incident, Gandhi had expressed his desire to go on Mansarovar Yatra, which he undertook later that year.
(With PTI inputs)