KOLKATA : In a freak accident at the Kolkata airport, a SpiceJet technician lost his life after getting trapped in the main landing gear door while working on an aircraft.

News agencies reported that the incident was reported from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata at around 1 am today.

The SpiceJet technician was carrying out maintenance work in the aircraft when the landing gear door of the aircraft got "accidentally shut".

"The technician was carrying out maintenance on the landing gear of the Bombardier Q400 plane when the landing door accidentally got closed and he got stuck there," PTI quoted a senior official of the Kolkata airport as saying.

His body was removed from the landing gear with the help of fire brigade, ANI reported.

Few days ago, a SpiceJet aircraft had veered off its path on the runway while landing at Kolkata airport, damaging four lights.