Lokesh Bora, a passenger, told TOI, “Just five minutes after the take-off around noon, the door of the aircraft suddenly burst open and air started gushing in. All of us were panic stricken. There were two children on-board who started crying profusely. I have taken so many flights but have never faced such a situation in my life.”
Pantnagar airport director SK Singh said, “The aircraft operated by Heritage Aviation made an emergency landing on Saturday due to some technical problem.” He, however, denied claims of the aircraft door opening mid-air.