DGCA fines Air India Rs 10 lakh for not reporting unruly flyer behaviour on Paris-Delhi flight final month

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NEW DELHI: The Directorate Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has levied a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Air India for not well timed reporting two unruly passengers on a Paris-Delhi flight (AI-142) of December 6, 2022.
Whereas an inebriated passenger was caught smoking within the toilet and never following crew directions on this flight, one other flyer had allegedly relieved himself on a vacant seat and blanket of fellow feminine passenger when she had gone to the lav.
“DGCA (had) issued a present trigger discover to the accountable supervisor of Air India as to why enforcement motion shouldn’t be taken in opposition to them for dereliction of their regulatory obligations. AI submitted reply to the discover on Monday (Jan 23) and the identical was examined. Enforcement motion within the type of monetary penalty of Rs 10 lakh has been imposed on AI for not reporting the incident to DGCA and delaying in referring the matter to its inner committee, which is a violation of relevant DGCA (guidelines),” the regulator stated in a press release.
Final week, DGCA had taken three actions in opposition to AI for the alleged case of an inebriated flyer in enterprise class of a a New York-Delhi flight on November 26, 2022, urinating on a feminine co-passenger.
The DGCA had imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 30 lakh on AI; one other penalty of Rs 3 lakh on AI’s director-in-flight companies for this case and suspended the license of the the pilot-in-command of this flight for 3 months.

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