West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee revealed how he survived the air crash

News Desk: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed that another aircraft had come in front of her plane and it was the pilot’s efficiency that averted a mid-air collision of two planes.

She further alleged that she has received no report on the incident from the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Talking about the incident, the West Bengal CM said, “Plane escaped collision due to pilot’s efficiency. The plane climbed down 8,000 feet when another plane came in front of my aircraft suddenly. Not received any report from ATC and DGCA so far.”Earlier on Friday, Banerjee’s chartered flight from Varanasi to Kolkata experienced mid-air turbulence leaving her back and chest injured. She had sought a report from the DGCA asking if approval was accorded for the route taken by her flight.

The pilot managed to land it safely at Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport. However, Banerjee suffered injuries caused by the steep climb-down the flight had to make to cope with the turbulence.

The CM was on board a Dassault Falcon 2000, which is a 10.3-tonne lightweight plane with a capacity of carrying a maximum of 19 people, including two flight attendants.

She was returning from Uttar Pradesh and winding up her campaign for the Samajwadi Party (SP).