256 passengers allegedly attacked the pilot of an Air India flight bound for London from Delhi, causing the plane to make an emergency landing. An Air India official said that due to the unruly behavior of a passenger on Flight AI-1, the plane had to make an emergency landing at Delhi airport. The official stated that on Monday morning, the members of the pilot team who flew for London at 6:30 am were informed about the altercation that had occurred between passengers on the plane. After that, the plane returned to Delhi airport at 10 am.
Air India has issued a statement regarding the incident: “On April 10, 2023, an Air India plane designated to fly from Delhi to London on April 10, 2023, was forced to return to Delhi shortly after takeoff due to a serious incident of unruly behavior by a passenger on board Flight AI-1. The aircraft commander decided to return to Delhi following the physical assault of two members of the cockpit crew, and after the intervention of security personnel, the passenger was handed over to them for appropriate action.”
After the plane landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Air India reportedly alerted the police about the passenger’s “unruly behavior.” The police have launched an investigation into the incident.