Cockroach Found in Food Served to Air India Passenger, Pictures Go Viral
Cockroach in Air India food (Photo credit: Twitter)

New Delhi, February 3: In a major embarrassment for Air India, a passenger found a dead cockroach in his breakfast served onboard a flight. Rohit Raj Singh Chauhan, who was flying on AI-634 flight from Bhopal to Mumbai on Saturday, found a cockroach in Idli Vada Sambar which was served to him on Air India plane. The passenger alleged the crew did not pay heed to his complaint after which he shared pictures on social media.

"It (cockroach) was found in Sambar served in the aircraft. I informed the Air India crew, but they ignored me," Chauhan said. He claimed the crew went on serving food to other passengers despite the incident. Pictures shared by Chauhan show cockroach lying in Sambar. "Since the crew members were not listening, I returned it to them," he said. He also wrote a complaint regarding the incident in the feedback section. Lizard Found in Mid-Day Meal at Odisha School, 22 Children Fall Ill.

The Air India crew responded: "Passenger of seat 11A, Mr. ____ found dead cockroach in his meal and was very furious. He complained bitterly about the catering and the airline as to how the meals are not securely checked before being served to the passengers. He would be putting it on social media. Crew apologised for the same."

Air India manager Rajendra Malhotra, however, refuted the claim, saying they had not got any complaint in Bhopal, reports TOI. Earlier in December 2017, a female passenger while eating her food at the VIP lounge of Air India at Delhi airport found a cockroach on her food plate.