SpiceJet Passenger Tries To Open Emergency Door Mid-Air
New Delhi: There was a commotion and a lot of unrest on SpiceJet’s Delhi-Varanasi flight on Sunday as a visibly agitated passenger tried to open the emergency door of the aircraft when it was mid-air. However, he was restrained by the flight crew and co-passengers, the airline said on Saturday, reported News18. The passenger was later handed over to the police, it said.
“On March 27, a passenger travelling on SpiceJet flight SG-2003 (Delhi-Varanasi) tried to open the emergency door of the aircraft in an abusive and aggressive state while the aircraft was airborne, the airline’s spokesperson said in a statement. The passenger was brought under control by the flight crew with the help of co-passengers,” he was quoted as saying.
The crew immediately informed the captain who requested the ATC (air traffic controller) for a priority landing. “The aircraft landed safely in Varanasi where the passenger was handed over to the local police by CISF and SpiceJet’s security staff,” the spokesperson added.