Sunday, January 29, 2023

Mumbai: 3 Flyers Held in 3 Days for 'Unruly Conduct', One Tried to Open Emergency Door of Flight Mid Air

Mumbai: Three flyers were arrested in three days this week in separate incidents of unruly behaviour while flying into Mumbai. These come in the wake of action taken against Air India by the Director General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) over the urination incident on an Air India flight.

As per a Times of India report, the latest case was registered on Tuesday where a person identified as Pranav Raut was arrested under Section 336 of IPC (act endangering life or safety) and under the Aircraft Act 1937 after he allegedly opened the emergency exit door cover on Nagpur-Mumbai IndiGo flight (6-E 5274) before landing at Mumbai airport.

A day before that, Jayraj Selvaraj from Chennai was held for creating a ruckus with a co-flyer on board Akasa Air. On Sunday, a drunk Mumbai businessman was held for abusing staff while flying back from Chennai by IndiGo, as per the report.

Mumbai police officers said that airline crew have been prompt in registering complaints if a passenger does not adhere to airplane safety guidelines or is unruly since Air India was pulled up, the report said.

Pranav Raut was handed over to the police on Tuesday after a cabin crew member on the IndiGo flight from Nagpur noticed that Raut, in seat 18B, was trying to close the emergency door cover. He failed to give a proper explanation for his action. “As it is a bailable offence, Raut was arrested by airport police and later released on bail," said deputy commisioner of police (zone VIII) Gedam Dikshit, as per the report.


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