[Video] Several unruly passengers on an Air India flight between Delhi and Mumbai

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On 2 January, an Air India Boeing 747 (VT-EVA) was scheduled to operate domestic flight AI865 between Delhi and Mumbai, India. After a technical issue, the flight got delayed for about seven hours. The aircraft finally taxied out to the active runway for departure but the pilots were forced to return to a remote position after another (or the same) technical issue (re-)occurred.

Much to the discontent of many passengers as some of them started queueing up to the cockpit door to ask for an explanation. A video that appeared online show at least two passengers knocking on the cockpit door threatening to force it open, another one is shouting: “captain, please come out!” and another one shouts: “Loser, come out !!!

In another video that appeared online, a passenger grabs the arm of a cabin crew member. The flight attendant was, at that moment, operating one of the aircraft’s doors.

Air India was forced to issue a statement after video’s of the incident went viral: “We have asked the operating crew for a detailed report on the reported misbehavior by some passengers. Further action would be considered after getting the report.

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also asked the airline to take necessary actions against the unruly passengers.


  1. This is not the right way to behave, the airlines must take an action so that in future the Indian passengers should not behave or to put the safety first. They should not gang up to beat the fellow cabin crew like this and those who are involving in the video should be put in the no fly list. If the airline should not take any action upon the unruly behaviour, there can be a second chance for the other airlines and the Indian people must be aware of!


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