A SpiceJet technician lost his life after he got stuck in the main landing gear door while working on an aircraft at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

His body was removed from the landing gear with the help of Fire brigade.

Rohit Bhushan Pandey, a trainee technician, was doing maintenance work in the right-hand main landing gear wheel well area of a Q400 aircraft which was parked in bay no. 32 at the airport, when the accident took place.

Inadvertently, the main landing gear hydraulic door closed and he got stuck in between the hydraulic door flaps.

The hydraulic doors were broken to rescue Pandey but he was pulled out dead, a SpiceJet spokesperson said.

SpiceJet expressed grief over the death of its employee.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will carry out an inquiry into the incident, an official was quoted as saying by IANS.