Thursday, January 28, 2016

Civil aviation body allows handcuffs for 'unruly' passengers

Mumbai: In a bid to restrain air passengers from misbehaving, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation allowed airlines to carry plastic or nylon handcuffs on board.

According to a DGCA statement, the device will be used only when there is a physical assault on the crew, on a fellow passenger or if there is a threat to the aircraft.

As per the DGCA guidelines, crew members must try to placate the situation and must only use the restrainer when verbal communication and written notice fail to resolve the matter. "Restraining devices should be used when all conciliatory approaches have been exhausted," the statement said.
28/01/16 Deccan Chronicle
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