An IndiGo airlines Dubai-Calicut flight was diverted to Mumbai on Thursday after a passenger behaved in an unruly manner and was taken away for questioning, authorities said.
Mumbai Police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe said the passenger was detained for unruly conduct on the flight but added he did not raise any slogans. He is being questioned.
IndiGo said its flight 6E-89 was diverted to Mumbai after the passenger on seat 5D, travelling with his brother, suddenly started misbehaving with the crew.
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“He jumped on the forward cart, used for food and onboard merchandise and sat on it. The crew politely requested him to step down from the cart and he obliged,” IndiGo said.
But after that, he suddenly got violent and began ‘physically abusing’ the other co-passenger even as the crew attempted to calm and control him.
The flight made a precautionary landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport around 9.15 a.m. where the passenger was offloaded and handed over to the CISF and airport police.
The flight departed about an hour later minus the offloaded passenger, an airport official said.