American Airlines flyer urinated on fellow drunk passenger: Sources | News from India

NEW DELHI: a passenger on a New York-New Delhi American Airlines flight he allegedly urinated on another male passenger on board in a drunken state, sources said Sunday.
The incident allegedly occurred on flight number AA292, which took off from New York at 21:16 on Friday and landed after a 14-hour, 26-minute flight at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) at 22:12 on Saturday.
“The defendant is a student at a US university. He was intoxicated and urinated while sleeping. It somehow leaked and fell onto another passenger who complained to the crew,” he said a source at the airport.
She added that the male victim was not keen on reporting the matter to police after the student apologized because it could jeopardize his career. However, the airline took it seriously and reported it to IGI Airport Air Traffic Control (ATC).
After the crew became aware of the incident on board, they informed the pilot who reported the matter to ATC, who further alerted the CSF personnel who delivered the accused passenger to the Delhi Police.
“The airline’s security team, together with the CISF, went into action after the incident came to light. The defendant was immediately taken into custody once the flight landed. Police are recording the statements of the people involved,” another PTI airport source informed.
According to Civil aviation rulesif a passenger is found guilty of unruly conduct, in addition to prosecution, he will be banned from flying for a specified period of time, depending on the degree of the offence.
This is the second such incident in recent months in which a flyer got rid of a fellow traveler while intoxicated.
On Nov. 26, a nearly similar incident occurred on an Air India New York-Delhi flight, in which a man named Shankar Mishra reportedly urinated drunk on an elderly woman.
That incident came to light nearly a month later through a media report, after which an FIR was filed and Mishra was arrested. He was released on bail after spending nearly a month in prison.
The DGCA has imposed a Rs 30 lakh fine on Air India for failing to report the matter within 12 hours of the incident in accordance with the rule.
While the Delhi police are investigating the matter, Mishra has been banned from flying for four months.


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