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Passenger opens emergency exit door of IndiGo aircraft, one injured

Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday reported an incident of security breach on-board its Mumbai-Chandigarh flight.

An FIR has been filed against the passenger and he has been accused of a “major security breach”. “Just after the boarding got completed (while the aircraft was stationary), a passenger seated on seat number 12C suddenly opened the emergency exit door and inflated the slide,” the airline said in a statement.

“In this process, a co-passenger seated on 12A received bruises. Taking a precautionary measure, the captain immediately informed the ground staff about the situation on board and instructed the team to arrange for medical assistance and other necessary action.”

“Simultaneously, the captain informed all 176 passengers on-board via inflight announcement, and switched off the aircraft engine,” the statement pointed out.

The airline added that the passenger who opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft was handed over to the security staff and the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) at the Mumbai airport.

“Any untoward behavior which compromises the safety of our passengers, crew or the aircraft is of serious concern to us. IndiGo has filed the FIR against this passenger. This matter is now with the local authorities,” the airline said.

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