Private firm employee arrested for opening exit door of flight

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

The Airport police on Saturday arrested a private firm employee for trying to open an emergency exit of the Nagpur Bengaluru bound domestic flight.

The man identified as Swapnil Holey had boarded Bengaluru-bound Indigo flight 6E 6803 from Nagpur at around 10 p.m.

on September 30.The accused was seated next to the emergency exit door of the aircraft.Before takeoff,while the crew members were briefing passengers,the man allegedly attempted to open the door.

The other passengers noticed his behaviour and alerted the cabin crew,who detained him for his unruly behaviour and handed him over to the security personnel after the flight was landed at the airport.

The accused was heading to Bangkok for a holiday.
Based on the complaint filed by the airline staff,he was arrested under endangering life or personal safety of others and later released on bail.

The officials said that at no point the safety of the flight was compromised and all the standard operating procedure was followed.The officials regret inconvenience caused to other passengers.