Air India Milan-Delhi flight returns to Italy after man tried to enter cockpit

Air India

New Delhi, Aug 4: Air India’s Milan-Delhi flight returned to Italy after a passenger tried to forcibly enter into the cockpit.

“AI 138/ Milan-Delhi flight (arrival in Delhi on 3 Aug) was delayed by 2 hrs 37 minutes as one unruly passenger tried to enter the cockpit after takeoff from Milan on schedule. The aircraft landed back and pax was handed over to local police”, said the national carrier in a statement.

“The captain of the flight AI 138, which had about 250 people on board, decided to dump fuel (as it had been refuelled for the eight-hour flight to Delhi) and be light enough to return to land in Milan almost an hour after taking off from there”,

Following the incident, the unruly passenger identified as Gurpreet Singh was handed over to local police.

According to reports, the Aircraft departed after security clearance to Delhi.


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