Bangkok-bound Lufthansa flight diverted to Delhi due to unruly passenger behaviour
The aircraft initially requested to land in Pakistan, but the request was denied and subsequently, the flight was landed at Delhi Airport.
A Bangkok-bound Lufthansa flight, which took off from Germany's Munich was diverted to Delhi on Wednesday due to an unruly passenger behaviour.
The Lufthansa flight LH772 landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport after the pilots contacted the ATC informing them about a "situation and possible unruly passenger".
According to the airline, there was one "unruly passenger" of German nationality. He has been offloaded and has apologised.
A Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official said that Lufthansa is coordinating with the German Embassy regarding the passenger.
Lufthansa, in a statement, said the flight was diverted to Delhi due to an unruly passenger on board. “On Wednesday, November 27, flight LH772 from Munich to Bangkok was diverted to Delhi due to an unruly passenger on board. The person in question was handed over to authorities. The flight to Bangkok is expected to continue subsequently with minor delays. Safety and security on board for our passengers and crew is our top priority,” it said.
The airlines also said that the flight is ready for pushback after cooling off of tyres for Bangkok.
"Aircraft is ready for push back any time soon after cooling off of tyres for Bangkok," the official added.
A decision to either hand over the alleged unruly passenger to Delhi Police or consider his apology and send him back to Germany on another flight is pending, the sources said.
Earlier according to sources, the cabin crew onboard Lufthansa flight (LH772) Munich to Bangkok, reported disruptive conduct due to a dispute between a husband and wife on board.
The aircraft initially requested to land in Pakistan, but for undisclosed reasons, the request was denied and subsequently, the flight landed at Delhi Airport, where the unruly male passenger was offloaded and handed over to airport security.
Last month, a male passenger had allegedly damaged some seats on a Delhi-bound Egypt Air flight and quarrelled with co-passengers, who was later apprehended at the Delhi Airport. The passenger was later handed over to the Delhi Police for further probe.
Last year, a 34-year-old man named Shankar Mishra was accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger on board a New York-New Delhi Air India flight. The Delhi Police had registered the FIR against him on January 4 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on a complaint given by the woman to Air India.
He was arrested from Bengaluru on January 6 and was subsequently sent to judicial custody.
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