Indigo passenger booked for trying to remove cover of emergency exit mid-air
29 January, 2023 | Pragati Singh
"There was no compromise on the safe operation of the said flight," airline company said.
An FIR has been filed against an Indigo passenger who attempted to remove the cover of the emergency exit on a trip from Nagpur to Mumbai on January 24.
“A passenger travelling on Flight 6E 5274 from Nagpur to Mumbai, allegedly tried to remove the cover of the emergency exit while the aircraft was in the air and on approach for landing,” IndiGo said. However, Indigo said that there was no major security lapse at the time of landing. “There was no compromise on the safe operation of the said flight,” airline company said.
“On noticing this violation, the crew on board alerted the captain and the passenger was appropriately cautioned,” the statement added.
Soon after, the airline company Indigo filed a FIR against the passenger at the local police station for breaking security standards.
“An FIR has been filed against the passenger for unauthorised tampering of the emergency exit as the aircraft was in the process of landing,” according to an Indigo statement.
An air hostess was molested aboard an Indigo flight earlier this month, according to reports. The flight was bound for Patna from Delhi. In this case, three passengers have been charged.
On December 10, 2022, a passenger on an Indigo flight caused a shock and fear among fellow passengers when he unlocked the emergency door. The plane was flying from Chennai to Trivandrum.
The DGCA has requested an investigation into the event.
“The incident happened on December 10 on Indigo flight 6E-7339 from Chennai to Trivandrum. On Dec 10, 2022, a passenger opened an emergency door in IndiGo 6E flight 6E-7339 from Chennai to Trivandrum. The flight took off after pressurization checks soon after. The incident created panic among passengers and the flight took off after a safety check,” said the DGCA official.