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A SpiceJet technician died today in a freak accident while carrying out regular maintenance work on an aircraft at Kolkata airport, officials said. The incident happened at around 1:45 am.

Officials at the airport described the incident as a “freak accident”, adding that the technician got trapped in the landing gear door of the aircraft while carrying out maintenance work.

“The technician was carrying out maintenance work on the landing gear of a Bombardier Q400 plane belonging to SpiceJet when the landing door accidentally got closed and he got stuck,” a senior airport official told news agency Press Trust of India.

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