Engine snag in aircraft forces Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s special flight to Bihar’s Patna was forced to return to Delhi on Friday because of engine trouble.

A video posted by Gandhi with the tweet showed the pilots maneuvering the small plane and Gandhi and other leaders sitting in the cabin.

“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,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

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The Congress president said the snag on his plane meant his election rallies in Bihar, Odisha and Maharashtra would be delayed. After his tweet, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has started an investigation.

The problem occurred while Rahul Gandhi was enroute to Patna for meetings in Samastipur (Bihar), Balasore (Orissa) & Sangamner (Maharashta).

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