Six crew members of IndiGo flight with bomb scare removed from duty

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IndiGo’s Delhi-Varanasi flight had received a bomb threat on May 28 which was found to be false after investigation. However, all the passengers were evacuated from the plane at Delhi airport through an emergency slide. In a video clip that went viral on social media, a pilot was seen coming out of the plane through an emergency slide with luggage.

New Delhi. Aviation service IndiGo has removed six crew members including two pilots from duty after 176 passengers were evacuated from a Delhi-Varanasi flight following a bomb rumour, sources said. A bomb threat was received on IndiGo’s Delhi-Varanasi flight on May 28, which was found to be false after investigation. However, all the passengers were evacuated from the plane through an emergency slide at the Delhi airport. In a video clip that went viral on social media, a pilot was seen coming out of the plane through an emergency slide with luggage.

However, under international standards, passengers and crew cannot take their luggage during evacuation as it will increase the evacuation time. A source said two pilots of the company providing the aircraft on lease and four crew members of IndiGo have been removed from duty. A source in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirmed the removal of the crew from duty.

Usually under a wet lease arrangement, the crew, insurance and other things related to the aircraft are taken care of by the leasing company. Meanwhile, an IndiGo spokesperson said safety was the main concern and that the crew acted in the best interest of the safety of the customers. He said the flight safety team would also review the incident.

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