"As per operator report, it was snag of autopilot mode and pilot shifted to manual mode and the aircraft landed safely. Autopilot failure incidents are not uncommon. For any VIP flight DGCA investigates thoroughly. DGCA has set up a two-member committee to investigate into the cause of the incident. Report is likely in 2-3 weeks," the DGCA said in a statement.
The Congress yesterday filed a complaint with the Karnataka police after the incident.
Congress member Kaushik Vidyarthee, one of the passengers, complained about several "unexplained technical failures" during the two-hour journey.
The complaint alleged that the aircraft was "intentionally sabotaged".
Reportedly, Rahul's office has demanded that the private aircraft be grounded at Hubli airport until the completion of the investigation.