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Flight Delay Fury: IndiGo Passenger Hits Pilot

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New Delhi: While the pilot of an IndiGo aircraft was announcing delays, a passenger on board the aircraft physically attacked him. On social media, a video of the assault has gone viral.
After several hours of delay, the new pilot—who had replaced the previous crew—was struck by a man wearing a yellow hoodie as he suddenly ran up from the last row. This was a shocking episode.

FDTL, or Flight Duty Time Limitations, are regulations crucial for ensuring the well-being of pilots and flight attendants by mandating adequate rest periods and mitigating fatigue-related safety concerns. The responsibility for establishing FDTL falls under the jurisdiction of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

It is still unverified on which flight this incident took place.

“What does the pilot or cabin crew have to do with the delay? They were just doing their job. Arrest this man, and put him on the no-fly list. Publish his picture so people are aware of his bad temper in public,” wrote one user on X, reacting to the video.

“This person should be booked for assault as well as put on a No Fly List. While @IndiGo6E is in the news for all the wrong reasons and must be taken to task for its shortcomings, but this is totally unacceptable passenger behaviour,” wrote another.

The incident comes against the backdrop of significant disruptions at the Delhi airport, where as many as 110 flights experienced delays and 79 flights were cancelled today, according to the flight tracker website flightradar24. The average delay was 50 minutes, which made passengers even more irate as they already had to deal with lengthy flight delays.

Several flights into and out of the Delhi airport experienced significant delays yesterday, with some lasting more than seven or eight hours. This was mostly because of unfavorable weather, including thick fog, in North India. Significant airlines like Vistara, IndiGo, and SpiceJet have issued advisories that the persistently poor weather in Delhi and Kolkata may have an additional negative influence on flight schedules.

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