Passenger Attempts Opening Cockpit in Mumbai-Kolkata IndiGo Flight, Gets Offloaded
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Mumbai, September 25: A passenger was offloaded from an IndiGo flight 6E-395 from Mumbai to Kolkata on Monday after he tried to open the flight's cockpit to charge his phone. He was later handed over to Mumbai police. According to a report published in The Times of India, the flight was scheduled to 5:55 pm but left at 6:10 pm. The investigation is underway in the matter. The incident took place on Indigo's A320 aircraft. However, no FIR has been registered against him.

After the 9/11 attacks on twin towers, cockpit doors were strengthened to prevent the similar type of incident. Only pilots and cabin crew members have access to a cockpit. As per the guidelines issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, passengers posing a serious threat to security should to handed over to Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

On September 23, one of the commuters of the Delhi-Patna GoAir flight numbered G8 149 attempted to open the airplane's rear door. The onboard security personnel overpowered him and kept him under watch till the aircraft landed at Patna airport. The passenger, identified as a resident of Rajasthan's Ajmer in his mid-20s, was handed over the CISF after the flight landed. He was later handed over to the Airport police station. However, the interrogation it was found out that he had boarded a plane for the first time in his life and mistook the rear door as the washroom door.