IndiGo passengers 'forced' to sit in stranded flight

IndiGo's operations at Mumbai airport were hit hard with the carrier cancelling many flights on Wednesday following incessant rains in the city. (File Photo. For representation)

Aviation regulator DGCA will probe the alleged incident of budget carrier IndiGo forcing the passengers of its Jaipur-bound flight to sit in the stranded aircraft at Mumbai Airport on the night of Sept.4, a top official source said.

IndiGo's operations at the city airport were hit hard with the carrier cancelling many flights following incessant rains in the city.

Of around 20 flights that were cancelled, most were that of IndiGo.

"My IndiGo flight was scheduled to take off for Jaipur at 7.55pm Wednesday night. It took off at 6 am today and landed in Jaipur at 8 am. I boarded the flight around midnight but all passengers remained seated in the aircraft till departure this morning," a passenger told PTI.

"There was no dinner. Passengers came onto the tarmac and created a ruckus. Someone even called CISF (Central Industrial Security Force)," he added.

"We will conduct an inquiry," a top official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Sept.5 when asked about the alleged incident.

The response to a query sent to IndiGo about the incident, as well as about the number of flights it cancelled on Sept.4 and 5, was awaited.

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