Legal action taken in “peeing” incident on New York-Delhi flight


Delhi police said that legal action has been taken against the perpetrator in a alleged ‘peeing’ incident, where a drunk man urinated on his co-passenger April 23, 2023, night.

The action was taken under the “non-cognizable offences Civil Aviation Act,” said
Delhi Police, which they initiated after the complaint given by the airline staff about the unruly behavior of the passenger. There was no evidence or complaint given by the co-passengers regarding someone peeing on them, police added.

Commenting on the incident, American Airlines, in a statement, said, “American Airlines flight 292 with service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) was met by local law enforcement upon arrival in DEL due to a disruption on board.”

“We’re grateful to our crew members who are consistently dedicated to the safety and care of our customers and handled the circumstances with the utmost professionalism,” it added.

The security officer on duty told ANI, “It was learnt that an unruly passenger (Indian) arriving from New York by American Airlines Flight No. AA 292 in inebriated condition has argued with a co-passenger and urinated on him.”

Soon after the aircraft landed at Delhi airport, the crew members contacted a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer regarding the incident. The airport aviation security took cognizance and escorted the passenger to the airport police station.

“The said unruly pax along with complainant was taken to IGIA PS by concerned airlines security under the escort of CISF for further legal action,” an official said.

A similar incident happened last month when a passenger was caught allegedly urinating on a US passenger in mid-air on an American Airlines flight from New York to New Delhi. The airline also imposed a ban on the passenger from flying on any of its flights in the future.

Earlier on November 26 last year, another man allegedly in an inebriated condition, urinated on a 70-year-old woman co-passenger  in business class of an Air India New York-New Delhi flight, but the incident was not reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) which was attributed to the delay in reporting the incident by the airline crew. The man was later arrested by the Delhi Police.



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