Woman with cerebral palsy denied permission to fly by SpiceJet
A differently abled woman passenger on a flight to Mumbai was yesterday offloaded by a private airline SpiceJet after the crew alleged it was not safe to have her on board.kolkata Updated: Feb 20, 2012 12:17 IST
A differently abled woman passenger on a flight to Mumbai was on Sunday offloaded by a private airline SpiceJet after the crew alleged it was not safe to have her on board.
J Ghosh (40) was not allowed by the crew members of Spicejet's Kolkata-Mumbai flight to fly alleging she was a mental patient and that it was not safe for the airline to allow her inside the aircraft, sources said at the NSC Bose International Airport.
After being denied the permission to fly, Ghosh lodged a complaint with the SpiceJet authorities.
The SpiceJet authorities after receiving her complaint apologised to her and said she would be accommodated in their Monday's flight to Mumbai, they added.
Ghosh alleged that the pilot was "adamant" in not allowing her to fly though some people tried to convince him to take her on board.
"I think such people should get a show cause notice. They don't deserve to hold the job. They are not human beings," she said.
Ghosh was reported to be a teacher at Kolkata's Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy and a frequent flier across the country and abroad.
First Published: Feb 19, 2012 22:47 IST