Two Foreigners Offloaded From Mumbai Bound-Go First Flight for Passing "Lewd Comments" To Crew Members

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Published: January 8,2023 06:50 PM
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Two foreigners were offloaded from a Mumbai-bound Go First flight after they violated the flight safety rules

January 8, 2023: Two foreigners were offloaded from a Mumbai-bound Go First flight after they violated the flight safety rules, Go First spokesperson said on Sunday.



The incident took place on January 6 when both passengers passed "lewd comments" to the crew members.



Both of them disrupted fellow passengers also, the spokesperson said.



"Two foreigners were offloaded from G8-372 Goa- Mumbai flight on January 6, after they violated the flight safety rules. Both passengers passed lewd comments to the crew members and disrupted fellow passengers too," a Go First Spokesperson said.



Following the incident, the Pilot-in-Command decided to offload them immediately. Both passengers were handed over to the airport security.



"Pilot-in-Command decided to offload them immediately and handed them over to airport security. The matter was reported to DGCA for further action," the spokesperson added.



Earlier on January 6, in wake of Air India's mid-air urination incidents, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued an advisory to the head of operations of all scheduled airlines with regard to handling unruly passengers on board and respective responsibilities as per the regulations.



The guidelines come in the wake of back-to-back two urination incidents on Air India flights last year.



The DGCA said that it is observed that post holders, pilots and cabin crew members have failed to take appropriate actions regarding the incidents of unruly behaviour and inappropriate conduct by the passenger on board.



In a statement, DGCA said, "In the recent past, DGCA has noticed a few incidents of unruly behaviour and inappropriate conduct by the passenger



on board the aircraft during flight, wherein it is observed that post holders, pilots and cabin crew members have failed to take appropriate actions."



The aviation regulatory body further said that non-action or inappropriate action or omission by the airlines towards such untoward incidents had tarnished the image of air travel in different segments of society.



It said that the individual's responsibility for the handling of the unruly passenger has been specified under various provisions of Aircraft Rules, 1937, DGCA regulations, circulars and manuals of airlines approved or accepted by DGCA.