Indigo flight returns to terminal after two passengers try to open aircraft door while taxiing
NEW DELHI: A Delhi-Jeddah IndiGo flight had to return to Delhi Airport on Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020 night after taxiing for take off when two passengers created a scene inside the aircraft as two of their co-passengers were off-loaded from the flight due to losing their boarding card.
According to sources, a group of 110 people from Srinagar were travelling via Delhi to Jeddah. Two of them lost their connecting boarding card and were not allowed to board the the Airbus A321 (VT-IUH) that was to operate from Delhi to Jeddah as 6E 1741.
A complete anti-sabotage drill was performed. The aircraft, which has a schedule departure time of 8.10 pm, finally took off with a delay of three hours.
An IndiGo spokesperson said: “We confirm the incident on 6E1741 operating from Delhi to Jeddah on February 18, 2020. Some passengers displayed unruly behaviour and were offloaded to continue flight operations. A report has been filed with the relevant authorities as per protocol.”