Passenger opens emergency door of IndiGo flight, DGCA orders probe

Published on Jan 17, 2023 03:45 PM IST

The incident took place on 10 December 2022 when a passenger accidently opened the emergency exit doors of Chennai- Tiruchirapalli IndiGo flight.

The incident took place on 10 December 2022 when a passenger opened the emergency doors of Chennai- Tiruchirapalli flight. (File)
The incident took place on 10 December 2022 when a passenger opened the emergency doors of Chennai- Tiruchirapalli flight. (File)
ByShobhit Gupta

A passenger on board a Tiruchirapalli-bound IndiGo flight opened the emergency door, triggering panic among the co-passengers.

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As the incident came into the light, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered a probe into the matter.

The incident took place on December 10, 2022 when a passenger accidently opened the emergency exit doors of IndiGo flight 6E 7339 from Chennai to Tiruchirapalli during the boarding process.

In its statement, the DGCA said, “A passenger travelling on Flight 6E 7339 from Chennai to Tiruchirapalli on Dec 10, 2022, accidentally opened the emergency exit during the boarding process. The passenger immediately apologised for their action.”

“As per SOPs, the incident was logged and the aircraft underwent mandatory engineering checks, which led to a delay in the flight's departure”, the statement further said.

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On January 14, an Indigo Madurai-Delhi flight was diverted to the Indore airport after a 60-year-old passenger's health deteriorated mid-air. The passenger was taken to the hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.

A passenger named Shankar Mishra is already in 14-day judicial custody for allegedly urinating on a 70-year-old woman in an intoxicated condition in the business class of an Air India New York-New Delhi flight in November 2022.

(With inputs from ANI)

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