New Delhi: Nearly 26 passengers of Air France flight AF225 bound from Delhi to Paris were asked to disembark voluntarily due to a technical problem on the aircraft on Wednesday.
Due to possible overbooking, the staff on the flight first asked the passengers to offload their checked-in luggage and then asked them to de-board the plane for it to be able to take off. However, the authorities have not given any official statement mentioning the reason for the incident.
In a video shared on Twitter by news agency ANI, the passengers were being asked to volunteer to remove their luggage from the plane and disembark as the aircraft was unable to take off.
This comes one day after the Air France-KLM, which is among the top three European airline conglomerates decided to increase flights between India and Europe. The carrier decided to increase its passenger-carrying capacity between India and Europe by more than 25 per cent, starting this winter, as profitability remained one of its biggest challenge on the route.