Here is another disgrace for the ailing state airlines of the country -Air India. A drunken Air India passenger of New York-Delhi flight ‘urinates’ on a fellow woman’s seat. The bestial incident that took place on 28 August Thursday and Air India let the passenger go scot-free at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The incident came to light when a Manhattan-based lawyer alleged in her social media page positing that a drunk passenger onboard New York-Delhi flight had urinated on the seat of her ailing mother. After which the Civil Aviation Ministry sought a report from the state airline.
As per the report, the accused was heavily drunk and was under the influence of alcohol in the Delhi-bound AI 102 flight of Air India. The flight was coming from New York.
After the incident flashed in the social media and news Jayant Sinha- Minister of State for Civil Aviation, asked Air India to investigate the whole matter and report back to aviation regulator -Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the ministry.
The daughter of the woman passenger in her Twitter said –
“@Suresh Prabhu, @Sushma Swaraj @Air India. 30th Aug AI102 JFK to Delhi, seat36D. My mother traveling alone had to face extreme shock and trauma when a drunk passenger post dinner service fumbled across to her seat, removed his pants and urinated on her seat! Please look into urgently,”
” Disgraceful @airindiain yesterday on your flight AI102 from JFK to Delhi a drunk passenger removed his pants and peed on the seat my mother was sitting!!! She was traveling alone and is completely traumatized! Reply ASAP #AirIndia #Shameful
When asked what was the reaction of the Air India crew she said that except for giving her another seat they did nothing yet. While her mother was waiting in her wheelchair at Delhi airport for the connecting flight the accused man saw her but he walked away.
The minister in his tweet said –
“@airindiain please follow up immediately and report back to MoCA/DGCA. Very unfortunate that your mother had to go through this harrowing experience,”