Mumbai/Nagpur: A flyer has been booked by the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport police after the passenger attempted to open the emergency door of IndiGo’s Nagpur – Mumbai flight once it landed in the city.
Case was registered based on a complaint lodged by a senior cabin crew of the IndiGo 6E-5274 flight on Tuesday where a person identified as Pranav Raut was arrested under Section 336 of IPC (act endangering life or safety) and under the Aircraft Act 1937 after he allegedly opened the emergency exit door cover on Nagpur-Mumbai IndiGo flight (6-E 5274) before landing at Mumbai airport.
According to the police, the incident took place on January 24 in the afternoon when the flight took off for Mumbai from Nagpur airport around 11.05am. After the flight landed in Mumbai around 12.35 pm, the indicator showed that somebody was attempting to open the emergency door.
The crew members then rushed towards the door and noticed that the cover of the handle of the emergency door was removed by a passenger after which the cabin crew informed the captain and after consulting other seniors, they decided to report the incident to the police.
“We have registered a case under section 336 of the IPC for acts endangering life or personal safety of others and section 23(1)(b) of the 1937 Aircraft Rules (Assault and other acts endangering safety or jeopardising good order and discipline),” said a police officer.
The police said the name of the passenger has been given to them and they are recording statements of staff members before taking any action against him.
Similary BJP MP Tejasvi Surya had accidentally opened the emergency exit of an IndiGo flight to Tiruchirappalli from Chennai in December 2022.