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Mumbai: A Calicut-bound Indigo flight made an emergency landing in Mumbai due to unruly behaviour of passengers onboard on Thursday.
As per media reports, the flight from Dubai to Kozhikode was diverted to Mumbai after a Keralite passenger started speaking about terror outfit ISIS loudly.
The Mumbai Airport police detained two Malayali passengers soon after the landing.
“Two passengers were detained after Airlines complained of passengers fighting onboard,” news agency ANI quoted DCP, Airport police as saying.
IndiGo airlines confirmed the diversion of its flight 6E 89 (Dubai-Calicut) to Mumbai on grounds of unruly behavior on board.
“A little before landing, a passenger seated on 5D (who was accompanied by his brother) suddenly started misbehaving with the crew. He jumped on the forward cart (which is used for food and onboard merchandise) and sat on it. The crew immediately informed the Captain-in-command and the lead crew. The lead, politely requested the passenger to step down from the cart and he obliged. This passenger after stepping down from the cart, suddenly got violent and started physically abusing the other co-passenger.
“Taking the precautionary measure, the Captain immediately informed the Air Traffic control (ATC) and the ground security staff about the situation onboard. The flight made the precautionary landing at the Mumbai airport where this passenger was handed over to the CISF for further investigations. The matter is now with the local authorities.
“At IndiGo, safety and security of passengers and crew are of top priority and at no time safety can be compromised,” the airline said in the statement.