In the latest incident that has come to fore in the string of aviation-related cases, a passenger opened the emergency door of a Chennai-Tiruchirapalli IndiGo flight on December 10 during the boarding process, triggering panic in among other passengers.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe into the matter.
?On Dec 10th, a passenger opened the emergency door creating a scare among passengers in IndiGo 6E flight 6E-7339 from Chennai to Trivandrum. The flight took off after pressurisation checks soon after. DGCA has ordered a probe into the matter? DGCA said in a statement.
#BreakingNews | #Indigo issues a statement: A passenger travelling on Flight from Chennai to Tiruchirapalli, accidentally opened the emergency exit during the boarding process. The passenger immediately apologised for their action@AnvitSrivastava shares details with @ridhimb pic.twitter.com/bjVgAhX2xq? News18 (@CNNnews18) January 17, 2023
IndiGo also issued a statement and confirmed the incident wherein the passenger ?accidentally? opened the emergency exit during boarding process.
The airline 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, IndiGo said, adding that as per SOPs, the incident was logged and the aircraft underwent mandatory engineering checks, which led to a delay in the flight?s departure.
This is the latest in a series of aviation-related incidents that have been in the news lately, the most talked about one being of a man named Shankar Mishra accused of urinating on a 70-year-old woman in an ?inebriated? condition in the business class of an Air India flight on November 26 last year.
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