Passenger creates ruckus on flight, assaults flight crew

New Delhi A passenger on-board an IndiGo flight from Mumbai allegedly got violent and created rukcus in the aircraft, forcing authorities to hand him over to security officials when the plane landed at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi today.

The passenger, identified as Mohammed Muslim Sheikh, had boarded the IndiGo flight (6E196) from Mumbai but suddenly got violent and started screaming and shouting and physically assaulted a crew member on-board, sources said.

He also tried to move forward in the plane but was restrained by the crew and fellow passengers till the aircraft landed at the Mumbai airport.

Cabin crew also took security measures to block his access to the front of the aircraft, they said.

In the meantime, the pilot-in-command informed the airport authorities and requested for the security personnel on arrival of the flight.

After the aircraft landed at the IGI airport, the man was deplaned and handed over to the CISF.

Confirming the incident, an IndiGo spokesperson said, "IndiGo is in the process of lodging a FIR with the police and IndiGo shall assist the security agencies in their investigation."

Story First Published: November 07, 2012 22:41 IST

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