Monday, June 26, 2023

Passenger Discussing A 'Hijacking' Plan On Phone Delays Vistara Flight

A domestic Vistara flight was delayed after a passenger induced panic among fellow travelers when he was overheard discussing a hijacking plan with someone on the phone. The discussion was serious enough to prompt authorities to deboard the passenger and arrest him.

A recent Mumbai-Delhi Vistara flight was delayed after a passenger was asked to deboard following his suspicious conversation with someone on the phone. As the flight was getting ready for departure, some passengers heard the man in question discuss a hijacking plan on his phone.

The passenger reportedly said, “All planning for hijacking is done. Don't worry as there is an access.” This was enough for some passengers to alert the crew to the situation and inform authorities. All passengers were in their seats, and the cabin crew was getting the aircraft ready for departure when this incident occurred.

Security agents took control of the passenger, and the entire aircraft was searched thoroughly before being allowed to depart. It did, however, cause a delay of four hours. The accused was arrested by the police, and a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against him. Officials revealed that he has been on medication for mental health issues since 2021.

26/06/2023 Gaurav Joshi/Simple Flying

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment