No AC on IndiGo flight, passengers handed tissues to wipe sweat: Congress leader

New Delhi,UPDATED: Aug 6, 2023 10:21 IST

By India Today News Desk: Punjab Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Saturday shared his “one of the most horrifying experiences while traveling from Chandigarh to Jaipur on an IndiGo aircraft 6E7261”. It was a horrid 90 minutes for passengers on the flight as they were made to sit inside the aircraft without air-conditioning, he said in a social media post.

Complaining about it, the Congress leader said that first the passengers were made to wait for about 10-15 minutes in queue in scorching heat and then the flight took off without the ACs on.

“Right from the take off to landing, the ACs were off and all the passengers were made to ‘suffer’ throughout the journey. No one addressed the serious concern during the flight. In fact, the air hostess ‘generously’ distributed tissue papers to the passengers to wipe off their sweat,” he tweeted.

Passengers could be seen fanning themselves with tissues and papers in the video.

He tagged the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) and urged them to take strict action against the airline.

This is the third incident of technical snag on IndiGo flights in a day. An IndiGo flight flying to Delhi was forced to make an emergency landing at Patna airport on Friday after one of its engines malfunctioned. The incident occurred just three minutes after the flight took off.

The flight landed safely around 9:11 am at the Jay Prakash Narayan Airport in Patna.

In another incident, a Ranchi-bound IndiGo flight returned to Delhi airport within an hour after its take-off due to a technical snag. A passenger onboard the flight said the pilot of the IndiGo flight announced mid-air about the technical glitch in the aircraft, and that the flight was returning to the IGI airport.

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