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AI 138 Milan-Delhi flight delayed by 2.37 hours as passenger tries to enter cockpit

Gurpreet's action could land him in the 'no-fly-list' pending the completion of the inquiry, the airline hinted.


PTI Last Updated at 04 Aug 2018, 12:08 IST India, Italy
AI 138 Milan-Delhi flight delayed by 2.37 hours as passenger tries to enter cockpit
  • On landing back, he was handed over to the local police who are probing the incident. The aircraft had over 250 passengers onboard. (Image Credit: Twitter)

In May, Mumbai-based jeweler Birju Kishore Salla, who had created a hijack scare onboard a Jet Airways flight on October 2017, was put in the 'no-fly' category, the first person in the list.

A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Milan had to return to the airport in Italy within 30 minutes of take-off after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, the airline said today.

According to an airline spokesperson, the incident happened on August 2 when the passenger, and Indian citizen whose seat no. was 32C, tried to enter the cockpit in clear violation of aviation rule.

On landing back, he was handed over to the local police who are probing the incident. The aircraft had over 250 passengers onboard.

"AI 138 Milan-Delhi flight delayed by 2.37 hours as one unruly passenger Gurpreet Singh tried to enter the cockpit after take-off from Milan on schedule. The aircraft landed back and the passenger was handed over to the local police," an airline statement said.

Gurpreet's action could land him in the 'no-fly-list' pending the completion of the inquiry, the airline hinted.

The 'no-fly' list was introduced following several reports of unruly incidents involving passengers, including Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who allegedly assaulted an Air India staffer at the Delhi airport for not being allowed to fly business class.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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