West Bengal

11 months ago

DGCA Launches Investigation into Malfunction of Mamata Banerjee's Helicopter

Mamata Banerjee's Helicopter (symbolic picture)
Mamata Banerjee's Helicopter (symbolic picture)

 

Kolkata , (July 10,2023) : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has launched an investigation into the malfunction of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's helicopter on June 27. The helicopter, which was chartered from a Mumbai-based company, was en route from Jalpaiguri to Bagdogra when it encountered bad weather and was forced to make an emergency landing.
There were no injuries reported in the incident, but Banerjee was reportedly shaken up. The DGCA is now investigating the cause of the malfunction and whether any safety violations were committed.
The incident comes at a time when Banerjee is facing increasing scrutiny over her government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state has been one of the worst-hit in India, and Banerjee has been criticized for her slow response to the crisis. The helicopter malfunction is likely to add to the pressure on Banerjee. It is also likely to raise questions about the safety of chartered helicopters in India.

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