An IndiGo Dubai-Kochi flight was diverted to Mumbai following ”unruly” behaviour by a passenger in the morning today. Initial reports had said the flight made emergency landing in Mumbai after two passengers allegedly shouted pro-ISIS slogans on board. Reports had also said the two passengers were detained for questioning. ANI reported that the flight made an emergency landing in Mumbai at 9.15 am due to “unruly behaviour of passengers”. The flight took off at 10.30. However, the Airport police didn’t confirm that the accused had raised pro-ISIS slogans. “Two passengers detained after Airlines complained of passengers fighting on board, can’t confirm #ISIS slogans right now,” ANI quoted Airport Police DCP as saying.
However, a PTI report said the IndiGo flight made emergency landing due to unruly behaviour of a passenger. The airport official said the passenger was detained. However, the passenger had not raised pro-ISIS slogans, the official was quoted as saying by PTI. In a statement, IndiGo officials confirmed the emergency landing of the plane but they also denied any pro-ISIS slogan was raised on board. “A passenger suddenly started misbehaving with crew, jumped on forward cart (used for food and onboard merchandise) and sat on it,” the statement said. The airline said that the flight had made a precautionary landing and the passenger was held by CSIF for questioning.
(With agency inputs)