Man opens emergency gate cover of Indigo Flight | Stopped by fellow travelers; Guwahati-Agartala flight incident; Fourth case in 6 months

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According to media reports, the passenger had consumed intoxicating pills before boarding the flight.  - Dainik Bhaskar

According to media reports, the passenger had consumed intoxicating pills before boarding the flight.

On Thursday, a passenger in an IndiGo flight going from Guwahati in Assam to Agartala in Tripura tried to open the emergency gate of the plane after take off. As soon as the fellow passengers saw the drunken passenger doing this, they removed him from there and made him sit on the seat.

The passengers informed the crew member about the matter, after which he tried to convince the passenger. He misbehaved with them also. After this the crew member complained about the matter at Agartala Airport. The passenger was arrested as soon as the flight landed.

This is a picture of Biswajit Debnath trying to open the emergency gate.

This is a picture of Biswajit Debnath trying to open the emergency gate.

The passenger had consumed intoxicating pills
According to media reports, the passenger has been identified as Biswajit Debnath (41), a resident of Jiraniya in West Tripura district. He had taken intoxicating pills before boarding the flight. Other passengers on board the flight said that his actions did not seem right. Although why he did this is not known.

Airline officials and law enforcement officials are investigating the matter. This is the fourth case of an attempt to open the emergency gate in an Indigo flight in the last 6 months.

Last 3 incidents in Indigo flight

20 September: Delhi-Chennai flight
As soon as flight 6E634 took off, a passenger started opening its emergency gate. However, the crew member stopped him from doing so. After the flight landed, it was handed over to the airport authority.

July 8: Hyderabad-Delhi flight
During take off, a passenger had opened the cover of the emergency gate of the plane. The crew member immediately saw it and removed it from there and put the cover on it. The crew member had complained about the matter at Delhi airport, after which the passenger was taken into custody as soon as the flight landed. Read the full news…

April 8: Delhi-Bengaluru flight
The passenger in the flight had tried to open the emergency gate. The passenger was drunk and was misbehaving with the crew. The crew members had informed the flight captain about the matter. The passenger was handed over to CISF when the flight reached Bengaluru. A case was registered against him under 3 sections. Read the full news…

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Danger of gate opening due to opening of emergency gate cover
According to safety experts, there is a cover on the handle of the emergency gate which protects it from opening due to cabin pressure or any other reason.

According to SS Panesar, former director of flight safety at Indian Airlines, if the cover is removed, the handle remains open. In such a situation, the emergency gate may open during the landing of the plane. This could pose a danger to the plane.

Also read this news related to Indigo flight…

BJP MP Tejashwi Surya opened the emergency gate of the flight, apologized

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On December 10, 2022, the Indigo plane was standing on the runway from Chennai to Tiruchirappalli. Meanwhile, BJP MP Tejashwi Surya had opened the emergency exit gate of the plane. Without naming Tejashwi Surya, the airline had said that the passenger had apologized for this mistake. The flight took off only after completing all the security checks. Read the full news…

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