Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday reported an incident of security breach on-board its Mumbai-Chandigarh flight.
Airline Officials says, the incident occurred on its flight 6E 4134 from Mumbai to Chandigarh on Friday morning, when a passenger seated on seat number 12C opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft. This has happened before the take off of the flight.
“Just after the boarding got completed (while the aircraft was stationary), a passenger seated on seat number 12C suddenly opened the emergency exit door and inflated the slide,” the airline said in a statement.
Simultaneously, the captain informed all 176 passengers on-board via inflight announcement, and switched off the aircraft engine,” the statement pointed out.
The passenger who opened the door have been handed over to the Central Industrial Security Force at the Mumbai Airport.