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GoAir offloads ‘unruly’ passenger from Mumbai-Lucknow flight

GoAir offloads ‘unruly’ passenger from Mumbai-Lucknow flight

New Delhi: A woman passenger, who was to travel in business class, was on Thursday offloaded by domestic low-cost carrier GoAir from a Mumbai-Lucknow flight with the airline saying she was “unruly”.

While the identity of the passenger could not be ascertained, reports said that she claimed to be a celebrity.

In recent times, there have been instances of behaviour of passengers causing problems to airlines.

The latest incident, involving a business class passenger, happened before take off of the GoAir flight G8 387 from Mumbai to Lucknow.

An “unruly business class passenger was offloaded” from the flight, the airline said in a release.

“While boarding was in progress, a female passenger at the aerobridge threw her hand bag on another passenger. She then entered the aircraft by pushing the passengers in front of her. Passengers complained about the unruly behaviour to in-flight staff, who tried to convince her to calm down,” it said.

However, GoAir said the passenger started abusing the airline staff and since the flight was being held up, the Captain decided to deplane the passenger.

The carrier also said after long persuasion, the passenger agreed to deplane and was accommodated in the next flight. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was also informed about the incident.

Last month, an IndiGo flight from Dubai to Kozhikode made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport following alleged unruly behaviour of a passenger, who was offloaded along with his brother travelling in the same flight.