(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor)
An unruly male passenger was offloaded from a SpiceJet plane at the Delhi airport on Monday (23 Jan) after he allegedly touched a female cabin crew in an inappropriate manner, according to sources.
Following the incident which happened during boarding a wet-leased Corendon aircraft that was to fly from Delhi to Hyderabad, the airline said it offloaded the unruly passenger as well as another person who was accompanying him.
The sources said that during the boarding, the male passenger behaved in an unruly manner and touched the female cabin crew member inappropriately.
Following a written complaint from the crew member, the passenger concerned was offloaded and handed over to the IGIA (Indira Gandhi International Airport) police station for further course of action, they added.
The plane was scheduled to operate SG-8133 flight from Delhi to Hyderabad.
A senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said it is looking into the matter and will take appropriate action.
'During boarding at Delhi, one passenger behaved in an unruly and inappropriate manner, harassing and causing disturbance to cabin crew. The crew informed PIC (Pilot in Command) and security staff of the same. The said passenger and a co-passenger, who were travelling together, were offloaded and handed over to the security team,' SpiceJet said in a statement.
A video clip purportedly of a heated argument between a cabin crew and the passenger onboard the plane was also shared on social media.
In recent times, there have been various incidents of unruly behaviour by passengers onboard flights. Under DGCA norms, unruly behaviour can even attract life time ban on flying.
On January 7, two foreign nationals were offloaded from a Mumbai-bound Go First flight from Goa after they allegedly misbehaved with a woman cabin crew member.
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