Travel Passenger Says He Was Dragged Off Flight by His Collar for Complaining About Mosquitos

12:01  13 april  2018
12:01  13 april  2018 Source:   Travel + Leisure

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Budget carrier IndiGo deplaned a passenger from a flight in Lucknow after he complained about mosquitoes in the aircraft. He also said that the video he shot of the mosquitoes on his mobile phone was also forcibly deleted by the airlines staff.

An IndiGo Airlines plane. (Picture for representation purpose only) © Regis Duvignau An IndiGo Airlines plane. (Picture for representation purpose only) A passenger on IndiGo Airlines is claiming that the flight crew dragged him down the aisle by his collar after he complained about mosquitos in the cabin, India Today reported.

Heart surgeon Saurabh Rai was traveling to Bangalore when he complained to the crew: “The IndiGo flight ... was full of mosquitoes,” he told India Today. “When I raised an objection, I was manhandled by the crew and offloaded from the aircraft. I was even threatened.”

In a statement to DNA India, however, IndiGo claimed the passenger was taken off the plane for disruptive behaviour, adding that Rai “aggressively expressed his annoyance and started to use threatening language.”

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An Indian doctor was removed from an IndiGo flight on Monday after he allegedly complained about mosquitoes. Mr. Rai had initially expressed concerns regarding mosquitos on board. Before his concerns could be addressed, he became aggressive and used threatening language, 1/n.

The government yesterday ordered an inquiry after a passenger was removed from a domestic flight in a fight that began after he complained about mosquitoes. Rai told media that he was “held by the collar ” and dragged by the crew off the aircraft, which was due to fly from the northern city of

The airline also said Rai attempted to rally other passengers to damage the aircraft and used the word “hijack” at one point.

DNA India reported that other passengers say the cabin crew only suggested that he should take another flight. However, they also made him walk all the way back to the airport terminal upon grounding him.

A video obtained by Asian News International shows footage of Rai’s flight. Mosquitos can be seen bothering some passengers, who swat them away. Rai’s confrontation is not in the video.

Another passenger, who tweeted their ticket to prove they were on the flight, also confirmed the mosquitos.

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A passenger was kicked off a flight in India after complaining about mosquitoes inside the cabin. Dr Rai said he complained of mosquitos on the aircraft shortly before take- off . Speaking to local reporters Dr Rai said : “They held me by the collar and dragged me through the aisle, I heard crew

Many co- passengers , he claimed, also complained of the mosquito menace after which he told a flight attendant Sonali that she should spray something to ward them off . Rai said he had three surgeries lined up in the day at Bengaluru and hence he took a 12.30 p.m. flight later.

India's Civil Aviation Ministry is investigating the incident, Inc. reported.

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