Dubai-Kozhikode Flight Diverted To Mumbai, 2 Detained For Unruly Behavior

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1:23 pm 28 Jul, 2016

Amid the growing fears of global terror outfit ISIS trying to establish its presence in India, an IndiGo flight from Dubai to Kozhikode made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport on July 28 morning after a mentally unstable passenger got into a brawl with the crew and fellow passengers.



Police said he had not raised any pro-ISIS slogans as was initially reported.

According to the Mumbai Police, two persons have been detained for unruly behaviour and being interrogated.

“A case will be lodged against them on the basis of statements made by the detained passengers and crew members,” a police official said.

In a statement, IndiGo airlines confirmed the diversion of its flight (Dubai-Kozhikode) to Mumbai on grounds of unruly behaviour on board.

Mumbai airport indianexpress

Mumbai airport indianexpress

A little before landing, a passenger started misbehaving with the crew. He jumped on the forward cart (which is used for food and onboard merchandise) and sat on it. The crew immediately informed the Captain-in-command and the lead crew.

After stepping down from the cart, the passenger suddenly got violent and started physically abusing the co-passenger, IndiGo said.

He was overpowered by other passengers.

The passenger and his brother were interrogated by the CISF at Mumbai airport and were cleared to be sent to Kerala.


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