Monday, September 24, 2018

Youth looking for toilet tried to open plane exit door

Patna: A passenger sparked mid-air panic on a New Delhi-Patna GoAir flight on Saturday when he tried to open the exit gate, apparently mistaking it for the washroom door.

A couple of passengers saw the man in his late 20s get up from his seat, walk towards the rear end and try to open the exit door of flight G8 149. They panicked, shouted, and tried to stop him. The cabin crew members too rushed towards him and after a bit of wrestling they managed to restrain him with the help of other travellers. He was kept under watch throughout the voyage.

The crew members handed him over to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) once the flight landed in Patna, and the CISF personnel handed him over to the police, who promptly took him to the Airport police station and detained him.

“We investigated the entire matter,” Airport police station house officer (SHO) Mohammad Sanowar Khan told The Telegraph.

“People asked him why he was doing so (trying to open the exit gate). He told them that he needed to use the washroom urgently and kept tugging at the exit door. Pandemonium prevailed amid all this and he was restrained and finally handed over to us. He said that the confusion happened because he had boarded a flight for the first time in his life,” Khan added.
The police verified his claim and saw that there was truth in his version. They released him on personal bond late in the evening.
24/09/18 Dev Raj/Tdelegraph

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