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On Air India NY-Delhi Flight, Man Urinates On Woman Passenger

On Air India NY-Delhi Flight, Man Urinates On Woman Passenger

India-West News Desk

NEW YORK, NY – Air India has banned the passenger who behaved in an inappropriate manner on the New York flight from John F Kennedy airport to Delhi, for 30 days.

The incident occurred on November 26, when the drunk passenger urinated on a co-passenger in her 70s in the business class of an Air India flight from New York to Delhi. The lights had been dimmed after a meal. After urinating, the man allegedly kept exposing himself and didn’t move until another passenger asked him to return to his seat.

The woman complained about the matter to the crew and told them her clothes, shoes, and bag were soaked in urine. Reports said that the crew gave her a set of clothes and slippers and told her to return to her seat saying no other seat was available.

After the flight landed in Delhi, the man left without facing any action for his terrible behavior.

Disappointed at the airline’s handling of the incident, the woman wrote to Mr. Chandrasekaran the next day describing what she called the “most traumatic flight I have ever experienced.” The woman has written that she didn’t want to sit on the soiled seat, so she was given a crew seat. After an hour, she was allegedly told by the crew to return to her seat, which was covered with sheets but still reeking of urine. When she firmly refused to take the same seat, she was given another crew seat, where she spent the remaining five hours of the flight.

The airline said that it has constituted an internal committee to look into the lapses by the airline crew. “We have also constituted an internal committee to probe lapses on part of Air India’s crew and address the deficiencies that delayed quick redressal of the situation. We are also in regular contact with the aggrieved passenger and her family during the investigation and reporting process,” said the spokesperson.

An Air India spokesperson on January 4 said, “Air India has taken a very serious view of the incident, where a passenger behaved in an unacceptable and undignified manner on the New York-Delhi flight that caused extreme distress to a fellow passenger. A police complaint has already been lodged and Air India is committed to assist the law enforcement agencies as well as regulatory authorities.”

The airline said that it has reported the matter to the aviation regulator DGCA for further action. “As a first step, Air India has banned the passenger for 30 days, the maximum it is permitted to unilaterally do so, and reported the matter to the DGCA for further action,” said the spokesperson. (IANS and ANI)

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  • Why do they serve unlimited alcohol in flights?

    January 4, 2023
  • What banning? He should be arrested and sentenced to life. It’s a police case. Why did the crew not inform the police? It’s disgusting.

    January 4, 2023
  • @airindia not surprise.. utterly useless airlines.. no organization.. least empathetic staff. booking staff, ground staff as well as flight staff all included.
    Had a terrible experience myself at delhi airport flying from sfo.

    January 4, 2023
  • Amazing a passenger from Air India urinated standing outside his seat and urinated and wet a women passenger terrible illiterate Indian instead in first Class
    How terrible and the bloody crew did nothing about him? Crazy!!! Terrible Air India.

    January 4, 2023
  • Air India is trying to recover from worst management of government employees and the way they’re handling this incident is unacceptable they should have police officer on board to punish the person who has done bad behavior and punished the person for only 30 restitution not to fly he should be arrested and banned for life

    January 5, 2023
  • What a shame? Air India is still behaving like a lawless shameless airline under Tata. I would have thought things will change for the better under the new ownership. This kind of behavior is totally unacceptable. Air India let him go – hard to believe. The victim should find a good attorney and sue Air India.

    January 5, 2023
  • How terribly disgusting and what a marketing disaster for Air India. Who in their right mind will travel with this filthy airline anymore ? i do not believe in Patriotism if it brings me shame. The employees of Air India should be ashamed of themselves. The crew and the Captain should be held accountable and punished in a very punitive manner. I fly to india regularly and I had heard they are getting better under Tatas but obviously old habits die hard ! Disgusting Air India you owe an apology to the entire Indian Diaspora all over the world ….

    January 5, 2023
  • I was hoping to return to being a customer of Air-India after more than 30 years but after reading this story I am shocked and dismayed.

    January 5, 2023
  • My wife and I traveled in Business class on Air India Flight from San Francisco to New Delhi 3 years ago. We found feces on my wife’s assigned seat. We reported immediately to the flight attendant and demanded two seats next to each other. The flight attendant put bedsheets on the seat and said there are no two seats available in business class. Several passengers were offended by this including my wife and me. We have not flown the airline ever since. Hope Tata group improves its inspection procedures.

    January 6, 2023

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