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Munich-Bangkok Lufthansa aircraft lands in Delhi due to husband-wife dispute on board

The aircraft preliminary requested to land in Pakistan, but for undisclosed reasons, the request was denied and subsequently, the flight landed at Delhi Airport, where the unruly male passenger was offloaded and handed over to airport security, the report added.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A Bangkok-bound Lufthansa flight, which took off from Switzerland’s Munich was diverted to Delhi on Wednesday due to an rebellious passenger behaviour, sources reported.

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According to sources, the cabin crew onboard Lufthansa flight (LH772) Munich to Bangkok, reported disruptive conduct due to a major altercation between a husband and wife on board.

“The reason for the fight between husband and wife is yet to be ascertain but the flight had to be diverted due to the fight between husband and wife,” aviation security of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) told sources.

The aircraft preliminary requested to land in Pakistan, but for undisclosed reasons, the request was denied and subsequently, the flight landed at Delhi Airport, where the unruly male passenger was offloaded and handed over to airport security, the report added.

According to the Lufthansa officials, there was one “unruly passenger” of German nationality. He has been offloaded and he has apologised. A Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official said that the airline is coordinating with the German Embassy regarding the passenger. “Decision whether to hand over to enforcement agencies in India or to consider the apology and return him to Germany still pending,” a DGCA official told sources.

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Earlier in the month of October, a male passenger had allegedly damaged some seats on a Delhi-bound Egypt Air flight and quarrelled with co-passengers, who was later detained at the Delhi Airport. The passenger was later handed over to the Delhi Police for further probe.

Last year, a 34-year-old man named Shankar Mishra was accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger on board a New York-New Delhi Air India flight. The Delhi Police had registered the FIR against him on January 4 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on a complaint given by the woman to Air India.

He was arrested from Bengaluru on January 6 and was subsequently sent to judicial custody.

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