IndiGo may place a passenger on a 'no fly list' for Striking a Pilot during a Flight Delay

By Consultants Review Team Monday, 15 January 2024

IndiGo is considering putting the passenger on a Delhi-Goa flight who hit the pilot on the "no fly list" while making a statement about delays on Sunday on a "no fly list." The airline has also constituted an internal committee to deal with the event, and the case has been brought to the committee, according to news agency ANI, citing an airline official familiar with the situation.

The incident became public after a brief video of the passenger in question beating up the pilot of an IndiGo flight while he was issuing a delay announcement went viral. The event occurred on Sunday about 1 p.m., according to reports. 

"IndiGo has formed an internal committee to investigate the incident, and the matter has been referred to the committee." Actions, such as the potential inclusion of passengers on the 'no-fly list,' are being considered as an unruly behavior category, according to the official. 

The airline has also reported the passenger to the Delhi Police and the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. According to government authorities, the passenger's name is Sahil Kataria. The airport authorities stated that necessary legal action will be taken against the passenger. They further stated that the situation is now being investigated. The passenger is seen going towards the pilot and physically abusing him in the now-viral video.

A flight attendant attempts to intervene and defuse the situation, stating, "Sir, you cannot do this." Another man attempts to remove the passenger from the scene. Some passengers on the flight defended the man and blamed the company for the delays. According to reports, the captain said that the aircraft had been delayed for "13 hours."

The event occurred amid a flurry of complaints against the airline for flight cancellations, unjustified delays, and failure to fulfill standards. Radhika Apte, known for her roles in Andhadhun and Sacred Games, spoke about her experience with the airline.

Apte said in an Instagram post that she and her fellow passengers were stuck at the Mumbai airport's aerobridge for several hours. She went on to say that the crew was dumb, and that all passengers, even babies and the elderly, were denied basic amenities such as food and restrooms.


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