Man tries to open IndiGo plane door mid-air, forces emergency landing
A Guwahati-bound IndiGo flight from Hyderabad was forced to make an emergency landing on Sunday at Bhubaneswar airport this morning after a “mentally-unstable” passenger created a mid-air ruckus, officials said.
Airport officials at the Biju Patnaik airport said soon after the IndiGo flight 6E 462 left Hyderabad at 4:50 am, a 20-year-old passenger named Irshad Ali started creating a ruckus.
“Ali attempted to open the aircraft door during flight, creating a mid-air scare. With the help of a few passengers and his co-passenger Abdul Karim, he was somehow restrained. The flight was then diverted to Bhubaneswar, where it landed at 6:10 am,” said airport director SC Hota.
The man was headed to Guwahati as his mother had passed away.
Ali, who reportedly owns an ice-cream parlor in Guwahati, was handed over to the police in Bhubaneswar and later sent to Capital Hospital for a check-up.
The flight took-off for Guwahati at 7:13 am.