Drunk student pees on fellow passenger on board New York to Delhi American Airlines flight
New Delhi, March 5: In yet another incident on Sunday, a passenger flying from New York-New Delhi American Airlines flight has allegedly urinated on a fellow male passenger on board in a drunken state, sources said.
According to sources, the incident took place on flight number AA292, which took off from New York at 9:16 pm on Friday and landed after 14 hours and 26 minutes of flying at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport at 10:12 pm on Saturday.
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"The accused is a student in a US university. He was in a state of inebriation and urinated while he was asleep. It somehow leaked and fell on a fellow passenger who complained to the crew," a source at the airport said.
He further added by saying that the victim was a male and was not keen on reporting the matter to police after the student apologised as it might affect his career in jeopardy. However, the airline took the incident seriously and reported it to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at the IGI airport.
When the crew members came to know about the incident on board, they immediately informed the pilot and also reported the matter to ATC. After the matter was reported, the CISF personnel who handed over the accused passenger to the Delhi Police.
"The airline's own security team, along with the CISF, came into action after the incident came to light. The accused was immediately taken into custody once the flight landed. Police are recording the statements of the persons concerned," according to the sources.
As per to the Civil Aviation Rules, if a passenger under unruly behavior found guilty, besides any action under criminal law, he will be banned from flying for a particular time period, depending on the level of the offence.
In the last few months, this is the second incident took place where a flyer relieved himself on a fellow passenger in an inebriated state.
- With inputs from agencies