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IndiGo Captain Suspended For Threatening Wheelchair-Bound Passenger In Chennai-Bengaluru Flight

The Woman Passenger Had Claimed That She Was Threatened By The IndiGo Pilot With Jail After She Asked For A Wheelchair For Her Mother At Bengaluru, With Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Saying The Airline Has “off-rostered” The Pilot.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 10 Feb 2020, 06:19:02 PM

IndiGo captain suspended for threatening wheelchair-bound passenger in Chennai-Bengaluru flight (Photo Credit: Representative image)

New Delhi:

Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday suspended IndiGo Airlines  pilot for three months for threatening wheelchair-bound passenger in a Chennai-Bengaluru flight on January 13. The woman passenger had claimed that she was threatened by the IndiGo pilot with jail after she asked for a wheelchair for her mother at Bengaluru, with Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri saying the airline has "off-rostered" the pilot.

Supriya Unni Nair, who had asked for a wheelchair for her 75-year old mother, after landing in Bengaluru, had alleged in a tweet that the pilot had misbehaved and threatened her with jail. She claimed that her mother was diabetic.

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"I requested my office to contact IndiGo as soon as I saw the tweet by Ms Supriya Unni Nair about the pilot's behaviour with her & her 75 year old mother in need of wheelchair assistance.

"The airline has informed Ministry of Civil Aviation that the pilot has been off-rostered pending full enquiry," Puri had said in a tweet.

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Nair claimed that when the wheelchair was brought to take her mother at the Bengaluru airport, the pilot prevented the 75-year-old to be taken from the plane. She alleged that the pilot also threatened to get them detained and make them spend a night in jail.

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First Published : 10 Feb 2020, 05:39:45 PM