New Delhi: A passenger on an IndiGo, Chennai-Tiruchirappalli flight opened. The emergency door on December 10 last year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. In an official communication on Tuesday that it duly noted the incident and ordered a probe.
An earlier communication from the DGCA said the flight was bound for Trivandrum. But the carrier later issued a clarification saying it was flying to Tiruchirappalli.
The passenger, whose identity is yet to be confirmed, opened the emergency door. While others boarded IndiGo flight 6E-7339. The latest in a spate of passenger misbehavior that followed. Two alleged urination incidents on two Air India (AI) international flights.
However, no untoward incident occurred as the flight was yet to take off.
Confirming that the flight controller took note of the incident. A senior DGCA official told ANI, “The incident was duly reported. It appears that the passenger had mistakenly opened the RH
emergency exit door while the aircraft was still on the ground.” To restore qualification such as re-installing the door.
Earlier, a man named Shankar Mishra had allegedly urinated on a 70-year-old woman while intoxicated. I22n the business class of an Air India flight on November 26 last year.
The Delhi Police registered an FIR against the passenger on January 4 on the complaint of the elderly passenger.
Amid widespread public outrage over the incident, US-based financial services firm Wells Fargo. Where Mishra worked, terminated his contract.