Even as Congress has demanded that abnormal flight turbulence as experienced by plane with Rahul Gandhi on board required probe, it is now known that he received a phone call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi phoned in to inquire if Rahul Gandhi was fine.
This also indicated that that the government was not taking the incident lightly.
It was a small aircraft that the Congress President was traveling into.
It suddenly went into “free fall” while shaking violently, a party leader who was with him has told the police.
It is now said that aviation regulator has been pressed into action.
But Congress sources say there is much more to it, and it was clear to Rahul Gandhi, who has a commercial pilot’s license.
Rahul Gandhi has the highest level of protection and is guarded by Special Protection Group commandos.
The pilots were able to land the plane at Hubli airport but only on the third attempt.
The suspicious and faulty performance raises serious questions related to intentional tampering with the aircraft.
The pilot, who has flown the Congress chief before, will be questioned, says the police chief, who has asked the aviation regulator for a report.>