A passenger on board an Air India flight AI882 on May 29 to Delhi was handed over to security personnel for his unruly behaviour, the airline said on Tuesday.
As per the statement released by Air India, the passenger verbally abused the crew members and then went on to physically assault one of them on board.
“The said passenger verbally abused the crew members and then went on to physically assault one of them on board,” an Air India spokesperson said.
“On landing at Delhi airport, the passenger continued with the unprovoked, aggressive behaviour and was handed over to the security personnel. We have also reported the incident to the regulator,” the spokesperson added further.
This incident comes on the heels of a similar incident of misbehavior by a passenger reported on April 10.
India imposed a two-year flying ban on an individual who caused physical harm to two female cabin crew members onboard a Delhi-London flight on April 10.
In a quick response, the Delhi Police had filed a case against the passenger, identified as 25-year-old Jaskirat Singh Padda from Punjab after a complaint filed by Air India’s cabin crew supervisor.
The regulations set forth by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) establish a classification system for dealing with unruly passenger behavior, encompassing three distinct levels.
Individuals displaying such behavior may face a ban on flying for varying durations.