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Airline Kingfisher under pressure from state agency

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India’s top aviation watchdog is ordering troubled Kingfisher Airline to explain dozens of canceled flights as the carrier battles mounting financial troubles, Associated Press reports.

On Monday airline officials were told to appear before the aviation body to explain why 32 flights were canceled over the weekend without informing the regulator.

The Press Trust of India quoted a top official saying that the authority is concerned about passenger safety, according to AP.

In a weekend statement Kingfisher said that its bank accounts had been frozen by tax authorities for the second time in three months, but the financial woes would be resolved soon.

The airline has canceled flights citing “unexpected events” like bird hits, AP reports.

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