Delhi-London Air India Flight Makes A U-Turn To Delhi To Deboard An Unruly Passenger

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Delhi-London Air India Flight Makes A U-Turn To Delhi To Deboard An Unruly Passenger

The cases of on-board passengers misbehaving in the flight are not something new these days. Another case of unruly passenger behaviour took place on a Delhi-London flight on Monday. The Air India flight flew from Delhi to London but turned back to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi. This did not happen because of a technical error but because of an unruly passenger on board. 

Delhi-London Air India Flight Turns Back To Delhi

An Air India flight that took off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) came back to the airport after some time. AI 111 Delhi-London had to take a U-turn and get back to the airport because of an unruly passenger on board. 

This unruly male passenger got into a fight with the crew members mid-flight. The passenger got into unruly behaviour and then also caused physical harm to two of the flight’s crew members. 

After learning about this incident inside the plane, the pilot-in-command immediately decided to take the plane back to its departure point. He took a U-turn to the Delhi airport, and the flight to London Heathrow Airport was rescheduled for Monday afternoon. 

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The Passenger Has Been Handed Over To The Airport Security

Air India’s spokesperson said that the male passenger did not pay any heed to all the verbal as well as written warnings. He began causing serious harm, and that led the pilot to return to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). 

It was mentioned that this passenger was handed over to Delhi Airport Security after the plane landed. An FIR against the passenger for his inappropriate behaviour has been lodged with the police. All the possible help and support is being extended by the airlines to the affected crew members. 

Air India also apologised for all the inconvenience caused to the passengers because of the sudden change in the schedule. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently stated that airlines have the authority to take measures against passengers engaging in disruptive behaviour while flying.

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