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Rahul Gandhi's flight develops technical snag: Congress alleges foul play; FIR filed against pilots
The Congress has lodged an FIR over a serious malfunction in the aircraft that was carrying the party president Rahul Gandhi to Hubli on Thursday.

It has reported that despite the weather being fine outside, the plane tilted heavily on the left and steeply lost altitude while shuddering violently. It has also been claimed hat the auto pilot of the aircraft was not working. The FIR has been lodged with the Karnataka police against the two pilots of the aircraft. The complaint has filed by Rahul's close aide Kaushal Vidyarthee who was accompanying him on the plane along with an SPG officer.

Vidyarthee has also said that the aircraft was finally able to land only in the third attempt.

"Complaint to the DG&IG of Police, Karnataka, regarding the serious malfunction of the aircraft carrying Congress President @RahulGandhi," Congress wrote on its official Twitter handle along with the pictures of the complaint.

"It is requested that the incident is objectively and thoroughly investigated and appropriate action be taken in this regard. It is also requested that the aircraft be grounded at Hubli with immediate effect and not be allowed to make another flight till the investigation of the matter is complete," the complaint read.

As per a report in ToI, the plane was later grounded at Hubli and alternate arrangements were made to fly Rahul out of Hubli.

The Congress has lodged a complaint to inquire into the matter including the possibility of any foul play that could have led to the technical snag that the plane suffered.

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