Rahul Gandhi tweeted this morning that his special flight to Bihar’s Patna was forced to return to Delhi because of engine trouble and also posted a video. The Congress president said the snag meant his election rallies in Bihar, Odisha and Maharashtra would be delayed.
“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,” he tweeted.
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
A video posted with the tweet showed the pilots maneuvering the small plane and Rahul Gandhi and other leaders sitting in the cabin.
Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to address a rally at a college in Bihar’s Samastipur at 10:30 am.
In April last year, ahead of the Karnataka assembly election, Rahul Gandhi and four passengers on a chartered flight from Delhi to Karnataka got a major scare after the aircraft reportedly developed “multiple faults”, triggering a complaint to seek a probe to determine if there was any “intentional tampering” of the aircraft.
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