The passenger, who claimed that he was Covid-19 positive, was handed over to the airport medical authority and his consequence got here out positive.
ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Unprecedented chaos was witnessed onboard a Pune-bound IndiGo flight on the Indira Gandhi International Airport after a passenger claimed he was a Covid-19 affected person.
“On March 4, a passenger announced himself that he was travelling to Pune and that he was Covid positive. He informed flight crew on board,” an Indigo official advised ANI on Friday.
After an announcement by the mentioned passenger, there was panic among the many relaxation of the passengers on the flight. The total incident occurred when the flight was on the runway and about to take off to Pune.
“The flight was reported to be delayed for about two hours because of the incident. The pilot of the aircraft turned back the flight from the runway to taxi-bay and offloaded all the passengers, including the Covid-19 positive passenger. Later, the aircraft was fumigated and sanitised and the seat covers were also changed,” the official mentioned.
“The airline followed the Covid-19 guidelines laid down by the government and aviation authority,” the official added.
Later, the passenger, who claimed that he was Covid-19 positive, was handed over to the airport medical authority and his consequence got here out positive.
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