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Paris-New Delhi flight incidents: DGCA slaps Rs 10 lakh superb on Air India

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NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday imposed a superb of Rs 10 lakh on Air India for not reporting two incidents of unruly passenger behaviour onboard a Paris-New Delhi flight in December final 12 months.

This is the second time in lower than per week that the watchdog has taken enforcement motion towards the airline in reference to unruly passenger behaviour.

In a press release on Tuesday, DGCA stated the incidents of passenger misbehaviour occurred on the AI-142 flight from Paris to New Delhi on December 6, 2022.

One drunk passenger was caught smoking within the toilet and never adhering to the crew directions, and one other passenger allegedly relieved himself on a vacant seat and blanket of a fellow feminine passenger when she went to the bathroom, it stated.

“Enforcement action in the form of a financial penalty of Rs 10,00,000 has been imposed on Air India for not reporting the incident to DGCA and delaying in referring the matter to its Internal Committee, which is a violation of applicable DGCA Civil Aviation Requirements,” the assertion stated.

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NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday imposed a superb of Rs 10 lakh on Air India for not reporting two incidents of unruly passenger behaviour onboard a Paris-New Delhi flight in December final 12 months.

This is the second time in lower than per week that the watchdog has taken enforcement motion towards the airline in reference to unruly passenger behaviour.

In a press release on Tuesday, DGCA stated the incidents of passenger misbehaviour occurred on the AI-142 flight from Paris to New Delhi on December 6, 2022.

One drunk passenger was caught smoking within the toilet and never adhering to the crew directions, and one other passenger allegedly relieved himself on a vacant seat and blanket of a fellow feminine passenger when she went to the bathroom, it stated.

“Enforcement action in the form of a financial penalty of Rs 10,00,000 has been imposed on Air India for not reporting the incident to DGCA and delaying in referring the matter to its Internal Committee, which is a violation of applicable DGCA Civil Aviation Requirements,” the assertion stated.

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