"We have got a report from the concerned airline."
An Indian passenger allegedly urinated on a passenger during an American Airlines flight from New York to New Delhi.
It is reported that the 20-year-old was drunk.
As a result, he has now been banned by the airline.
The complaint by American Airlines stated:
“We along with CISF officer (at Delhi’s IGI airport) disembarked the passenger from the aircraft who was still in an intoxicated condition.
“On basis of the above, we would be cancelling his travelling his return and future travel on our flight.”
Arya Vohra had been drunk whilst on the flight. It is reported that he accidentally urinated while he was asleep and it somehow leaked on the American passenger.
The man complained to the crew but was not keen on reporting the matter to the police after the student apologised as it might put his career in jeopardy.
However, the airline took it seriously and reported it to the Delhi Air Traffic Control (ATC) at the airport.
The Delhi Police also said that necessary legal action is being taken on the basis of a complaint from the airline.
American Airlines submitted a report of the incident to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The DGCA official said: “We have got a report from the concerned airline. They seem to have handled the situation professionally and have taken all appropriate action.”
In an earlier statement, American Airlines said:
“American Airlines flight 292 with service from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) was met by local law enforcement upon arrival in DEL due to a disruptive customer.
“The flight landed safely at 9:50 pm.
“Upon aircraft arrival, Purser informed that the passenger was heavily intoxicated, and was not adhering to crew instructions on board.”
“He was repeatedly arguing with the operating crew, was not willing to be seated and continuously endangering the safety of crew and aircraft and after disturbing the safety of fellow passengers, finally urinated on pax seated on 15G.”
The pilot had contacted Delhi ATC and sought security. It was informed to CISF to take necessary action.
The incident comes a few months after a man drunkenly urinated on an elderly woman on an Air India flight.
Shankar Mishra, a vice president of Wells Fargo’s India operations, was inebriated when he walked up to the woman’s seat.
He is said to have unzipped his trousers and urinated on her.