SpiceJet on Monday reported 'unruly and inappropriate' behaviour by a passenger on the Delhi-Hyderabad SpiceJet flight at Delhi airport.
The passenger and a co-passenger were deboarded and handed over to the security team at the airport.
"On January 23, 2023, SpiceJet wet-leased Corendon aircraft was scheduled to operate SG-8133 (Delhi – Hyderabad). During boarding at Delhi, one passenger behaved in an unruly & inappropriate manner, harassing and causing disturbance to cabin crew," said the airline.
"The cabin crew informed PIC (pilot-in-command) and security staff about the incident. The said passenger and a co-passenger, who were travelling together, were offloaded and handed over to the security team," the airline added.
SpiceJet flights have been affected by bomb scare, emergency landing incidents in the recent past.
A senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said it is looking into the matter and will take appropriate action.
A video clip purportedly of a heated argument between a cabin crew and the passenger onboard the plane was also shared on social media.
In recent times, there have been various incidents of unruly behaviour by passengers onboard flights. Under DGCA norms, unruly behaviour can even attract life time ban on flying.
On January 7, two foreign nationals were offloaded from a Mumbai-bound Go First flight from Goa after they allegedly misbehaved with a woman cabin crew member.
At least three incidents of unruly passenger behaviour onboard two Air India international flights last year came to light in recent weeks. Among others, there was also an incident onboard a Thai Smile Airways plane from Bangkok to Kolkata last month.
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