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IndiGo pilot threatens Bengaluru woman at airport, off-rostered after minister's intervention

Updated : Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 02:10:12 PM
The IndiGo pilot threatened the woman and her mother when they were getting down from the flight at Bengaluru airport
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KUWAIT CITY/INDIA(IAMINKUWAIT): An IndiGo pilot, who had threatened two woman passengers while disembarking the flight at Bengaluru airport, was taken off duty following an intervention by Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The IndiGo pilot is alleged to have misbehaved with the lady and even threatened her with jail after she asked for a wheelchair for her 75-year-old mother.

Supriya Unni Nair's tweet narrating her ordeal caught Puri's attention who then asked his office to contact the budget airline. "I requested my office to contact IndiGo as soon as I saw the tweet by Ms Supriya Unni Nair about the pilot's behaviour with her & her 75 year old mother in need of wheelchair assistance. The airline has informed the ministry of civil aviation that the pilot has been off-rostered pending full enquiry," Puri wrote on Twitter.

Nair claimed that when the wheelchair was brought to take her mother at the Bengaluru airport, the pilot prevented the 75-year-old diabetic to be taken from the plane.

She alleged that the pilot also threatened to get them detained and make them spend a night in jail. "He prevents the wheelchair people from taking my mom out of the aircraft threatening us that he will ensure we are detained and spend a night in jail. Disbelievingly i ask him whether he is serious? Shut up. Who do you think I am? I'll get my CEO to make sure you spend a night in jail, "we" will teach you some manners, he says," the Bengaluru woman tweeted.


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