Video Shows Passenger Apparently Slapping Pilot Over Delays

A video shows a passenger aboard an IndiGo aircraft from Delhi to Goa get angry when the crew reported flight delays.

An IndiGo aircraft, an Airbus A20N, was involved in the incident; the plane had been idle at Delhi Airport for more than 10 hours.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) removed Sahil Kataria from the aircraft after he was allegedly recognized as the guilty passenger. A formal complaint has been made against Kataria by the pilot, according to an Indian media outlet.

According to a video’s explanatory caption, people had reportedly waited thirteen hours for that trip when Kataria snapped due to the further delay.

As seen in the video, Anup Kumar, the flight’s co-captain, was hit by the man in a yellow hoodie as he sprinted up from the last row. After a delay of many hours, Kumar replaced the prior crew because of Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) regulations.

The crew members are heard yelling at the attacker, who claims that passengers should be allowed to get off the plane as they were sitting in it for a very long time, and it wasn’t taking off.

According to flightradar24, a flight tracking service, 79 flights were canceled, and 110 planes were delayed due to major disturbances at the Delhi airport.  Passengers were already dealing with significant flight interruptions, with the average delay exceeding 50 minutes, adding to their rising aggravation.

Upon being turned over to the authorities at the Delhi airport, he was seen expressing his apologies with his hands folded as he disembarked.  But the captain refused his apology, complaining that he attacked him.

The pilot submitted a police report after lodging a complaint against the passenger.  He was detained by authorities.

The low-cost airline IndiGo released a statement announcing that local law enforcement officials were given custody of Katariya after deeming him disruptive.

To ensure that the consumer is included on the “no-fly list” in accordance with regulatory rules, this occurrence is being brought to the independent internal committee for the necessary action.