US citizen smokes on Mumbai-bound flight, misbehaves with other flyers; Air India takes note
Mumbai (Maharashtra), March 12: Air India has taken note of a passenger allegedly smoking in the lavatory on Sunday and then misbehaving with fellow passengers on its London-Mumbai flight.
The 37-year-old has been charged by Mumbai's Sahar Police Station with causing disruption on a flight on March 11. According to the police, the accused is of Indian origin but a citizen of the United States of America who holds a US passport.
"A passenger on our flight AI130, operating London-Mumbai on 10th March 2023, was found smoking in the lavatory. Subsequently, he behaved in an unruly and aggressive manner, despite repeated warnings," an Air India spokesperson said.
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The person was handed over to security personnel upon the arrival of the flight in Mumbai, according to the spokesperson, and the regulator was informed of the incident.
"We are extending all cooperation in the ongoing investigations," he said.
"Air India follows a zero-tolerance policy for any behaviour that compromises the safety and security of passengers and staff," the spokesperson further said.
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