A passenger by accident opened the emergency exit of an IndiGo airplane after boarding at Chennai airport final month and the plane, which was on the bottom, was topic to necessary engineering checks earlier than it flew to Tiruchirapalli.
On Tuesday, Opposition Congress focused Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya, amid stories that the passenger, who by accident opened the emergency exit of the airplane was the BJP Yuva Morcha chief.
It has additionally questioned as to why the federal government hid the incident for therefore lengthy. Neither Surya nor his workplace has reacted to the allegations to date.
In a press release on Tuesday, IndiGo mentioned a passenger travelling on flight 6E 7339 from Chennai to Tiruchirapalli on December 10, 2022, by accident opened the emergency exit in the course of the boarding course of.
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“The passenger instantly apologised for the motion. As per SOPs (Normal Working Procedures), the incident was logged and the plane underwent necessary engineering checks, which led to a delay within the flight’s departure,” it mentioned.
The airline declined to remark in regards to the identification of the passenger.
A senior official at aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday mentioned the occasion was duly reported and that no security was compromised.
In line with the official, it seems that by mistake, the Proper-Hand emergency exit bought opened by a passenger whereas the plane was on floor.
“The crew took word and resultantly, all acceptable airworthiness motion reminiscent of reinstalling of door, pressurization test and so on have been carried out earlier than the discharge of the plane for departure. No security was compromised,” the official added.