New Delhi: A man on Saturday stripped mid-air and walked down the aisle naked, leaving over 150 passengers in the Lucknow-bound Air India Express IX-194 flight horrified.
Taking stock of the situation, the flight attendants covered the man with a blanket while two of them held him seated till the flight reached its destination at 12:05 AM. After landing, the man was handed over to the security.
“As per the direction of the captain of the flight, the passenger was handed over to airlines security at Lucknow airport where investigation is underway,” Air India Express spokesman told ANI.
This is not the first time a passenger is creating nuisance onboard. In an earlier incident, Beijing-bound China flight was diverted after a passenger held an attendant hostage using a fountain pen as the weapon. The flight had taken off from the city of Changsha in Hunan province at 8.40 AM and was scheduled to reach Beijing at 11 AM. However, due to an unspecified “illegal interference”, as authorities described it, the Flight 1350 had to be diverted to Zhengzhou city. It landed there at 10 AM and all the passengers and crew members are safe.
In a statement, the Civil Aviation Authority of China said that the plane was diverted after a passenger held a flight attendant hostage. It also added that the matter was successfully handled by 1.17 PM.