Man removed from Indian plane after trying to charge his phone in cockpit
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A passenger was kicked off an Indian flight after he tried to access the cockpit to charge his cell phone.
A man was kicked off an IndiGo flight after trying to enter the cockpit to charge his cell phone.
Local media outlets reported that the unnamed man was intoxicated.
The incident took place as the flight was preparing to take off from Mumbai for Kolkata on Monday.
“While an IndiGo aircraft was on the ground an unruly passenger tried to enter the cockpit stating that his mobile needs to be charged,” IndiGo said in a statement.
“Following standard operating procedures the captain… initiated the offloading of the passenger on grounds of security violation,” the airline added.
Police questioned the man but released him without charge, an official said.
Indian flight attendants have frequently written in local media about the entitlement mentality of wealthy passengers in particular.
“They think they can get away with anything,” attendant Sanchita Nanda wrote in The Print.