A passenger on board an IndiGo flight from Nagpur to Mumbai allegedly attempted to remove the cover of the emergency exit when the aircraft was approaching landing in Mumbai, the airline reported on Sunday.
Incident on IndiGo Flight 6E-5274
A passenger travelling on Flight 6E-5274 from Nagpur to Mumbai allegedly tried to remove the cover of the emergency exit while the aircraft was in the air and on approach for landing.
On noticing this violation, the crew on board alerted the captain and the passenger was appropriately cautioned, the airline said in a statement.
In response to the incident, A first information report (FIR) has been registered against the passenger for the alleged act, IndiGo said in a statement and added there was no compromise on safety.
The airline did not share any further details about the incident.
An FIR has been filed against the passenger for unauthorized tampering of the emergency exit as the aircraft was landing, the airline said.”
IndiGo Emergency Exit Incident: Repeat Offence
In addition to this incident, there was also a similar incident that took place on December 10, 2022, on Flight 6E 7339 from Chennai to Tiruchirapalli. On this flight, a passenger accidentally opened the emergency exit during the boarding process while the aircraft was still on the ground. The passenger immediately apologized for their action.
It is worth noting that IndiGo has stated that there was no compromise on safety in either of these incidents. However, it is important for passengers to be aware of the potential consequences of tampering with emergency exits, both for their own safety and for the safety of other passengers on board.