Snag in flight throws passengers into tizzy

first_imgKolkata: Passengers landing at the city airport were gripped by a sense of fear as they felt a sudden jerk when the Singapore Airlines flight in which they were travelling, suddenly came to a halt on the runway with a loud sound. The 200-odd passengers had to wait for more than half an hour before they could come out of the flight.According to sources in the airport, the Singapore Airlines SQ 516 landed at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport at around 10.28 pm on Saturday night, but passengers could not vacate the flight as it had developed a hydraulic snag. The hydraulic leakage resulted in drainage of fuel from the flight on the runway. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA senior official said that the snag had developed a few minutes before the flight was scheduled to land, when the fuel started leaking. As it landed, the nose wheel of the flight got locked and the flight came to a halt with a sudden jerk. The pilot stopped the engine of the airline to mitigate any risk. After sometime, the flight was towed across the runway by a special vehicle. “The passengers could not be taken near the aerobridge. They were brought out of the airport in a special bus,” a source informed.A spokesperson of the airport, however, said that there was not much of a problem as the alternate runway was handed over for operation soon. “There was no impact on any other flight as the alternate runway was put in use. The runway was handed over back for operation after being vacated, proper cleaning of the fuel leakage and inspection,” the spokesperson said.last_img read more

Carcass meat row Racket might have been operational in N Bengal too

first_imgKolkata: In a major development in connection with the selling of carcass meat, the police are now suspecting that the tentacles of the racket had also spread to North Bengal.The police are suspecting that the kingpin of the racket Biswanath Ghorai, alias Bishu, had a wide network in North Bengal as well. They are suspecting it after preparing a list of vehicles that used to carry carcass meat to different parts of North Bengal.It may be recalled that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Diamond Harbour police district had arrested Biswanath Ghorai, alias Bishu, from a hideout at Tentultala near Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas on May 7. He was remanded in the custody of police when produced before the court. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsDuring investigation, police came to know how he used to run the entire business of selling carcass meat. It may be mentioned that Bishu was the owner of a cold storage-cum-processing unit in Narkeldanga, from where the meat was allegedly supplied to a number of hotels and restaurants in the city and its suburbs.Before arresting Bishu, the police had caught Sunny Mallick from Bihar in similar connection. Besides Bishu, the police have also interrogated others arrested in this connection. Based on their statement, a list containing details of the vehicles in which carcass meat was transported to different parts of the state was prepared. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedNow, the police will be questioning the transporters to get hold of the other people who were involved in the racket.Sources said that the investigating officers would take Bishu to North Bengal to carry out further investigation. The investigating officers also came to know that Bishu often used to visit North Bengal for business purposes. The police will take him to the places he used to visit in North Bengal.Meanwhile, people have raised allegations of selling dead chicken, against the owner of a shop at Beniapukur. Hundreds of people gathered outside the chicken shop soon after the news related to the selling of dead chicken had spread. Police went to the spot and detained two persons in this connection. Samples of chicken were also collected for necessary tests.last_img read more

Two youths killed as bikes collide headon at Amdanga

first_imgKolkata: Two youths were killed in a fatal road accident, when the motorcycles they were riding collided head-on with each other on Bira Road near Amdanga in North 24-Parganas. Some local people staged a demonstration at the spot, protesting against the menace of reckless riding, causing chaos on the busy road on Friday morning.The motorcyclists have been identified as Manohar Hossain (23) and Saddam Hossain (24). Both the victims died at the spot after receiving serious head injuries. None of the youths were wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained by the district police. The local people told the police that both the victims were riding their motorcycles at a high speed when they hit each other.According to the police, Saddam was heading towards Amdanga on his motorcycle, when he lost control over the bike and hit Manohar. Both the motorcycles were badly damaged in the incident. The circumstantial evidences suggest that both the motorcycles were running at top speed. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe incident caused traffic jam in the locality for nearly half an hour in the morning. Police officers reached the spot and brought the situation under control.The local people staged a demonstration on Bira Roadin front of the police. They alleged that there is no surveillance in the area, as a result of which the vehicles plying through the area often flout traffic norms.The police officers assured the agitating people that they would ensure surveillance in the area, following which the demonstration was lifted.Police have started a probe to ascertain how the accident took place. The local people are also being interrogated. The bodies were sent toBarasat District Hospital for postmortem.last_img read more