IndiGo pilot assault case: Co-flyer shares first-hand account, says ’violence is unacceptable, but what about...’

  • A co-passenger shared his first-hand account of the assault on an IndiGo pilot. While he said that he does not support violence, he intends to shed light on the events.

Livemint
First Published17 Jan 2024, 12:32 PM IST
A passenger hit an IndiGo pilot when he was making an announcement regarding a delay in take-off at the Delhi airport. (PTI Photo)
A passenger hit an IndiGo pilot when he was making an announcement regarding a delay in take-off at the Delhi airport. (PTI Photo)

A passenger on an IndiGo flight recently assaulted co-captain Anup Kumar who was making an announcement regarding a delay in takeoff at the Delhi airport. A video was shared on microblogging site X, where a man in yellow hoodie abruptly ran up from the last row and hit the new pilot.

Now, a co-passenger has shared his first-hand account on the incident in a tweet on X. He wrote, “A series of news articles have covered the recent assault on an Indigo Flight 6E2175 pilot on Jan 14. As a co-passenger, I feel compelled to share my first-hand account of the incident.”

He further clarified that its he does not support violence, however, he added that he intend to share my experience and shed light on the events not support violence.

Also Read: 'Unruly' Indigo passenger who hit pilot for flight delay claims he was en route to honeymoon

He said, “Flight 6E2175 was scheduled for takeoff at 7:40 AM but faced multiple delays, eventually departing at 05:35 PM Boarding commenced around 12:20 PM (after a delay of 5 hours due to bad weather) with approximately 186 passengers, including infants, young children, and elderly individuals.”

Also Read: ‘We’re on flight mode', IndiGo site down

“Despite completing boarding by 12:40 PM(Approx), the flight doors remained open till 2:50PM, with ground staff attributing the delay due to ATC not clearing the flight because of the congestion. However, at 1:30 PM, the pilot announced they are waiting for a crew member the flight will depart shortly. It became evident that ground staff and crew provided misinformation. Crew members were observed being unprofessional, engaging in lengthy conversations with the ground staff(eastablished through the plane recordings),” he said.

Further elaborating, he said, “Multiple Requests from elderly passengers for water were ignored. As they were busy in there own conversations. The delayed crew member arrived at 2:40 PM (Approx), and the plane doors closed. However, the plane did nat push back for sometime, leading to passenger inquiries and a verbal altercation with crew members”

“Around 3:20 PM, the assistant captain came out for addressing the passengers on the delay when the assault occurred.”

“Violence is unacceptable, but what about Indigo's mismanagement, unprofessionalism, and 185 passengers stranded without food for hours?” he questioned.

He added, “The food was provided to us after 4:00PM after being locked in the plane for several hours. The incident raises questions about the handling of the situation by Indigo. Shouldn't authorities investigate the unprofessional conduct and ensure such mismanagement doesn't recur?”

Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday said unruly passenger behaviour is unacceptable. In a statement, IndiGo declared the passenger as 'unruly' and is contemplating placing him on the no-fly list for up to 30 days. The airline emphasised its commitment to passenger and crew safety, maintaining a zero-tolerance policy for such behaviour.

 

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
First Published:17 Jan 2024, 12:32 PM IST
HomeNewsIndiGo pilot assault case: Co-flyer shares first-hand account, says ’violence is unacceptable, but what about...’

Most Active Stocks

Indian Oil Corporation

174.50
03:59 PM | 11 JUL 2024
2.55 (1.48%)

Tata Steel

169.00
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
1 (0.6%)

Bharat Petroleum Corporation

306.60
03:59 PM | 11 JUL 2024
6.25 (2.08%)

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation

304.80
03:57 PM | 11 JUL 2024
6.75 (2.26%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

Gujarat Pipavav Port

236.60
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
16.85 (7.67%)

Oil India

551.45
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
38.7 (7.55%)

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders

5,739.10
03:55 PM | 11 JUL 2024
383.7 (7.16%)

Great Eastern Shipping Company

1,455.65
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
93.9 (6.9%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,705.000.00
    Chennai
    74,722.000.00
    Delhi
    73,705.000.00
    Kolkata
    74,722.000.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    104.95/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanMint Shorts