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Air India flouts safety norms, stuffs three extra passengers

india Updated: Jul 10, 2009 11:15 IST

Cash-strapped Air India is once again in trouble. The airline, in a shocking violation of air safety norms, allowed three extra passengers on board a full-loaded flight.

A woman was accommodated in the cockpit's jump seat behind the pilots and two others were made to sit on foldable seats meant for cabin crew.

The incident occurred on the Mumbai-Mangalore flight on May 5.

The safety breach was discovered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) when the aircraft's door got damaged and passengers had to be offloaded.

The DGCA may take criminal action against Air India for violating safety norms.