Two foreign national passengers misbehave with women crew on Go First’s Goa-Mumbai flight; offloaded

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JANUARY 7, 2023

Goa: In another incident of harassment on the flight, two foreign national passengers were offloaded from a Go First flight on Friday (January 6) for misbehaving with women crew members of the plane.

The two passengers, reportedly Russian nationals and in an inebriated state, allegedly asked one of the women flight attendants of the Go First Goa-Mumbai flight to sit next to him during a safety briefing, said reports.

They also allegedly used offensive language and hurled abuses at the woman crew members. Though the crew politely asked them to not use such obscene language, they continued doing it, added reports.

Other passengers seated beside the two unruly flyers demanded to offload them and take action against them.

Upon receiving information about the harassment, the Go First security staff offloaded the passengers and handed them to the airport security agency CISF at the newly inaugurated Manohar International Airport at Mopa in North Goa. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was also informed about the incident.

The incident comes close to the heels of the urination episode on a New York-New Delhi Air India flight on November 26 last year. The accused, Shankar Mishra who has been accused of peeing on a woman co-passenger has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Saturday following his arrest from Bengaluru.

Mishra has been booked under Sections 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman), 294 (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), and 354 (intending to outrage modesty) of the Indian Penal Code as well as a section of the Aircraft Rules Act in a case registered at the IGI Airport police station.


Courtesy/Source: Time Now