IndiGo passengers 'forced' to sit overnight in stranded flight, DGCA begins probe

IndiGo passengers `forced' to sit overnight in stranded flight, DGCA begins probe
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Mumbai: The passengers onboard the IndiGo flight bound for Jaipur had the scare of their lives when they were 'forced' to sit overnight in the plane stranded at Mumbai airport. Aviation regulator DGCA said it will probe the incident.

IndiGo's operations at the city airport were hit hard with the carrier cancelling many flights on Wednesday following incessant rains in the city.

Of around 20 flights that were cancelled, most were of IndiGo.

"My IndiGo flight was scheduled to take off for Jaipur at 7.55 pm Wednesday night. It took off at 6 am today and landed in Jaipur at 8 am. I boarded the flight around midnight but all passengers remained seated in the aircraft till departure this morning," a passenger told PTI.

"There was no dinner. Passengers came onto the tarmac and created a ruckus. Someone even called CISF (Central Industrial Security Force)," he added.

"We will conduct inquiry," a top official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Thursday.

The airline is yet to respond to the allegations.

(With inputs from PTI)

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