Drunk Passenger on Air India Flight Tied to Plane Seat
A drunk and abusive man was tied to his seat on a flight from Australia to Delhi.
The passenger on board an Air India flight from Melbourne on Wednesday had a few drinks before getting unruly. He allegedly ripped the clothing off two crew members and attempted to bite several other passengers.
The pilot initially sent a call for diversion to the Delhi airline command centre but was advised to continue on the journey. Crew members then reportedly tied the aggressive passenger down using ropes and wires, before he was handed over to security after arrival in Delhi.
The hullabaloo over the drunk passenger follows a long list of concerning incidents for Air India. On Thursday, one of the company’s aircrafts from its Dreamliner fleet flying from Delhi to Kolkata in India turned back when a windscreen crack was discovered. Two planes were also recently grounded, one after suspected engine trouble and the other following an issue with plates on the surface of the plane’s wings.