An Air India flight suffered decompression soon after taking off from Delhi to Frankfurt on Wednesday. The AI-121 flight took off from Delhi at around 2 pm in the afternoon. However, moments later, the aircraft's cabin pressurisation system developed a technical snag. The overhead Oxygen masks were deployed at which point the aircraft turned back and safely returned to Delhi.
While passengers undoubtedly faced a harrowing scenario, former J&K CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah chose to take a jibe referencing Air India's recent mandate calling for its cabin crew to say 'Jai Hind' after every flight announcement.
Taking to Twitter, Omar Abdullah stated that while he was glad the everyone was safe in the flight, he could not resist asking if the crew remembered the "compulsory slogan" while asking the passengers to use their oxygen masks.
"I’m glad everyone is safe. I can’t resist asking if the crew remembered the compulsory slogan while asking passengers to use their oxygen masks. Of course with the correct pause & the right amount of emphasis," the JKNC leader wrote to Twitter.
However, his remarks over the incident of decompression of the Air India flight have not got down well with netizens who slammed him for light of the incident. Replying to his tweet, social media users have lashed out at Omar Abdullah, saying that 'it is not in good taste'.
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Air India on March 4 issued an advisory informing that all crew of Air India are required to announce Jai Hind at the end of every announcement.
"With immediate effect, all (crew) are required to announce 'Jai Hind' at the end of every announcement after a slight pause and much fervour," the advisory read.