An IndiGo flight to Jeddah from Delhi on Tuesday evening had to turn back to the parking bay after it started taxiing for take-off after few passengers on board created a ruckus and one of them tried to open the aircraft’s door.
A group of five passengers were subsequently offloaded and handed over to security personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, causing a delay of more than three hours before the flight resumed operations.
The incident took place on IndiGo’s Jeddah flight when a number of passengers, who were part of a larger group travelling from Delhi to Jeddah, became agitated over the fact that two of their fellow members could not make it to the flight. The passengers began arguing with the crew and ultimately tried to open the aircraft’s door.
Following the offloading of the unruly passengers, an anti-sabotage drill was performed on the flight as per the safety procedure.
The IndiGo flight, which was scheduled to depart for Jeddah at 8.10pm, finally departed three hours later at 11.10pm (local time in India).