Taking a major action, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has once again fined Air India. This time the airline has been fined for not informing the DGCA about the misbehavior with a passenger on a New York-Delhi flight. According to media reports, the DGCA has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Air India for not reporting an incident of misbehavior with a passenger during a Paris-New Delhi flight last year.
The aviation regulator’s report said that “enforcement action has been taken in the form of a financial penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Air India for delay in not reporting the incident to DGCA and referring the matter to its internal committee.” Earlier, the DGCA had imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on Air India airline in connection with the incident of a passenger urinating on a female co-traveller on a New York-Delhi flight.
The DGCA also suspended the license of the pilot-in-command of that flight for three months. Along with this, he said that a fine of three lakh rupees has also been imposed on the Director of Flight Services of Air India for failing to discharge his duties in the context of the incident that took place on 26 November 2022.
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Let us tell you that on November 26 last year, a passenger named Shankar Mishra allegedly urinated on a female co-passenger in a flight coming from New York to Delhi. After this Delhi Police arrested the accused Shankar Mishra and sent him to jail. At the same time, Air India has banned Mishra from traveling in the airline for four months.