Published On : Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

DGCA bars clicking pictures near aircraft

24ind2Flyers will no longer be allowed to take pictures or selfies while boarding or alighting from aircraft.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has reinforced restrictions on “air side” photography by passengers in a new rule issued primarily to prohibit pilots from taking selfies in cockpits of airborne planes as the regulator has found the latter to be a major distraction that could affect safety.

A DGCA air safety circular issued on August 29 has asked airlines to ensure that “passengers do not indulge into photography while embarking/disembarking from aircraft.”

Also, passengers will no longer be able to request crew to let them in the cockpit to click a quick selfie while disembarking.