The passenger’s effort was foiled when he was halted by the flight crew, and he was subsequently detained upon arrival.
Another instance of disruptive behaviour by an airline passenger occurred this week. On a Friday IndiGo aircraft from Delhi to Bengaluru, a drunk passenger attempted to pry open an emergency door flap. The jet safely landed at its intended location after the flight crew was able to diffuse the situation.
IndiGo flight from Delhi to Bengaluru
The issue was brought to the attention of the relevant agencies by airline workers, and authorities took the necessary measures. When the traveller arrived in Bengaluru, local civil authorities who are looking into the incident detained him.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
An Airbus A321 was in charge of the regularly scheduled flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to Bengaluru. The block time for the flight is just about 2.5 hours. Flight monitoring information shows that Friday’s flight (6E 308) took off at 08:12, 12 minutes later than expected.
An inebriated passenger on the flight attempted to open the emergency exit, according to the airline. The flight crew chastised the passenger, who afterwards didn’t appear to cause any further problems.
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Security personnel were present to detain the offender upon arrival, and the cabin crew instructed the captain accordingly. A representative for the airline verified that the flight had not been compromised in terms of safety and that the passenger had been turned over to local law enforcement:
“A passenger on flight 6E 308 from Delhi to Bengaluru attempted to open the emergency exit flap while intoxicated. The personnel on board immediately informed the captain of this infraction, and the passenger received the proper warning.
The safety of the aforementioned flight was not compromised, and the rowdy passenger was turned over to the CISF upon landing in Bengaluru.
The IndiGo crew has dealt with a similar situation before in recent weeks, not only in this incident. On board IndiGo flight 6E762 from northeastern Indian city of Guwahati to New Delhi, a passenger defecated all over the restroom and vomited on the aisle.
After the trip, several passengers praised IndiGo’s flight attendants on social media for how they handled the situation and dealt with the unpleasant duty of cleaning up the mess.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India’s aviation authority, has policies for “Handling of unruly/ disruptive passengers.
” The legislation stipulates that before adding passengers to the “No Fly List,” airlines must follow a certain process for holding them responsible. V K Singh, the minister of state for civil aviation, recently stated that as of March 15th, ten people have already been added to the “No Fly List” for this year. For the past two years, there have been more than sixty additional passengers added nationwide.
Six people were reportedly detained in India last year for causing a disturbance on planes, according to the local media. Eight arrests for disorderly passenger incidents have occurred thus far in 2023, exceeding the previous year’s total.
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