All India Cabin Crew Association said on Friday that Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad will continue to be risk for flight safety and he could only board the flight if he tenders unconditional apology to AI employees and undertakes in writing to abide by all norms.
"In a letter to Air India, The AICCA wrote “We as Cabin Crew, must only point out that Mr.Ravindra Gaikwad is and will continue to be a risk to Flight Safety and flight Operations and to Cabin Crew safety on board, and hence Government must think long and hard about letting him back on. In fact, Unless he tenders an unconditional apology to AI employees, and undertakes in writing to abide by the Chicago and Tokyo Conventions & Rules of the Air and follow all Cabin safety and public behaviour norms, we must not let him on board”.
On 23 March, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an elderly Air India officer with his slippers in a brazen burst of fury over being unable to travel business class despite having insisted on boarding an all-economy flight.
Ravindra Gaikwad slapped and, by his own claim, hit 60-year-old duty manager Sukumar 25 times with his slippers when the official went to persuade him to disembark after he refused to alight, holding up the aircraft for over 40 minutes.