An official said, "Air India constituted an internal committee and recommended putting the male passenger on the 'no-fly list'. The matter is under a government committee and a decision is awaited."
New Delhi: A drunken passenger who urinates on a senior citizen woman passenger in Air India’s business class in November could be put on the no-fly list. The airline informed about this. On November 26, a passenger had allegedly unchained and urinated on a passenger on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi.
It is said that the incident took place when the lights were off after lunch. After urinating, the man remained standing until another passenger asked him to leave.
The woman complained to the crew and told them that her clothes, shoes and bag were soaked in urine. The crew reportedly gave him clothes and slippers and asked him to return to his seat.
Sources reported that the airline took action after the woman wrote to Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran.
Sources quoted an Air India official as saying that a police complaint has been lodged against the man.
An official said, “Air India constituted an internal committee and recommended putting the male passenger on the ‘no-fly list’. The matter is under a government committee and a decision is awaited.”
The woman has reportedly said in her letter that she did not want to go back to the dirty seat, so she was given the crew seat. After an hour, she was asked to return to the seat, which was later covered with sheets, but still smelled. Later, he was given another crew seat, where he spent the rest of his flight time.
The woman alleges that she was not given another cabin seat despite many seats in the business class being vacant. He has alleged that after the plane landed in Delhi, the accused passenger was allowed to leave without any hindrance.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has sought a report from the airline. The regulator said, “We will take action against those who are negligent.”