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Passenger on Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight creates ruckus

An hour into the flight, the passenger rose from his seat and started shouting and creating a scene.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
February 4, 2017 1:21:37 pm
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A mentally unstable man was detained after he created ruckus inside a Delhi-Mumbai Jet Airways flight on Saturday morning. The flight, 9W332, left Delhi at 7.05 am. But an hour later, the man, visibly in his 30s, started shouting and creating a scene. A witness said the man was shouting in English: “there is a surprise waiting for you, it will pop on to your iPads from Washington. They don’t have control over the plane anymore, I have taken over.”

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He soon pulled down the curtains, threw trays of food on people and furiously walked around. Finally, he was overpowered by fellow passengers. He was then confined to the tail of the aircraft. Passengers said the man was the first to be taken off the plane when it landed at Mumbai.

“The cabin crew and pilots assembled to control this act and after seeking some medical help, he was shunned to the tail of the plane and reboarded first on reaching Mumbai,” the passenger added.

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“At about 0900 hrs, the passenger aged about 25 years old created problem in-flight of Jet airways 9W332( Del- Bom). Later it is learnt that he appears to be mentally disturbed. His father intimated that perhaps he had not taken medicine and so on getting apology, he was released at about 1015 hrs,” a CISF spokesperson said.

“The passenger behaved unruly in the plane but as nothing major was reported to us, we have not received an official complaint.He later apologised to the airline and left for home with his parents who had come to receive him,” the official added.

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