Twenty-two year old Irshad Ali on an IndiGo flight from Hyderabad to Guwahati when the flight was diverted to Bhubaneshwar to deboard him after he got ‘impatient’ and tried to open the aircraft door mid-air.
As per the reports, Irshad Ali breached safety procedures and did not even listen to the cabin crew’s instructions as he forcibly tried to open the door of the airborne aircraft. The flight was then diverted to Bhubaneshwar where the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel deboarded Ali and handed him over to the airport police. Abdul Karim, who was travelling with Ali, too, deplaned voluntarily at Bhubaneshwar.
So far no FIR has been filed against Ali. According to the police, Ali’s mother had passed away on Saturday and was on his way to attend his mother’s funeral. However, Ali grew ‘impatient’ and tried to open the door mid-air.
Earlier this month, a Pakistan International Airlines’ passenger on an Islamabad-bound flight accidentally opened the emergency exit mistaking it for the toilet and activating the emergency chute.