On Tuesday, a passenger is offloaded from an IndiGo Airlines flight for alleged unruly behavior on the aircraft. The passenger, Saurabh Rai, was offloaded from the flight which was scheduled to fly from Lucknow to Bengaluru.
According to the statement given by IndiGo, A passenger, Saurabh Rai, was scheduled to fly this morning from Lucknow to Bengaluru, was offloaded on grounds of unruly behavior.
As reported in ZeeNews, the passenger had “expressed concerns over mosquitos on board”. The airline claimed that before cabin crew could address his concerns, he became aggressive and used threatening language.
“As matter escalated after closure of the aircraft doors, he attempted to instigate other passengers on board to damage the aircraft and used words such as ‘hijack’. Hence, keeping in mind applicable safety protocols crew apprised pilot-in-command, who decided to offload him,” said IndiGo in a statement.
The passenger, however, claimed that he was manhandled by IndiGo crew members. After he raised the issue of mosquitoes in the aircraft. "The Indigo flight from Lucknow to Bengaluru was full of mosquitoes when I raised an objection, I was manhandled by the crew and offloaded from the aircraft, I was even threatened," he said.
This comes almost 10 days after a man was offloaded from an Air Vistara aircraft at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and later arrested for allegedly molesting a crew member.