January 15, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Indigo passenger hits pilot announcing delays

An IndiGo pilot was assaulted by a passenger on board, while the former was announcing delays. A video of the assault became viral on social media.

Source: X/@Capt_Ck

A video was shared on microblogging site X, where a man in yellow hoodie abruptly ran up from the last row and hit the new pilot.

Source: PTI

The pilot had replaced the previous crew due to Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) norms after several hours of delay.

Source: @indigo6e-X

FDTL are regulations crucial for ensuring the well-being of pilots and flight attendants by mandating adequate rest periods and mitigating fatigue-related safety concerns.

Source: PTI

The responsibility for establishing FDTL falls under the jurisdiction of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation.

Source: IndiGo

It is still unverified on which flight this incident took place.

Source: IndiGo

Meanwhile, IndiGo Airline informed that they have filed a complaint against the passenger and the process of filing the case is underway.

Source: IndiGo

Amid the severe fog conditions, the Delhi airport has issued an advisory for passengers, requesting that they contact airlines before travelling.

Source: IndiGo

Earlier on Sunday, low visibility and dense fog conditions across North India impacted IndiGo flight operations, causing inconvenience to passengers travelling by air.

Source: IndiGo