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WTF NEWS: IndiGo Co-Captain Assaulted by Passenger During Flight Delay Announcement; Culprit in Police Custody

Flights often face delays due to various reasons, yet an irate passenger physically assaults a pilot makes news, causing shock and outrage among fellow travellers. Watch the viral video below.

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In an alarming incident that unfolded on January 15, a disturbing video capturing an assault on an IndiGo co-captain by a passenger during a flight delay announcement has gone viral on the internet. The incident occurred on the Delhi-Goa flight, where passenger Sahil Kataria assaulted co-captain Anup Kumar, leaping over a food trolley during the announcement.

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Flight delays are commonplace, especially during the winter season, and usually occur due to uncontrollable factors. However, this incident took an unexpected turn as the visibly agitated passenger physically attacked the pilot, Mr. Kumar, who had recently replaced the previous crew as per standard procedures. ALSO READ: Global 100 Dignitaries from 55 Nations to Attend Grand 'Pran Pratishtha' Ceremony at Ayodhya's Ram Mandir!

The viral video, initially shared on an Instagram story by user Evgenia Belskaia, shows the assailant, identified as Sahil Kataria in a yellow hoodie, confronting the pilot as he expressed his frustration with the delay. In the video, the passenger can be heard telling the pilot, "Nahi chalana toh mat chala, bol de (If you don't want to fly the plane, then don't)." Flight attendants attempted to intervene, urging the passenger to stop his assault.

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As the situation escalated, a man in a blue hoodie tried to calm the aggressor down. In a subsequent video, the same passenger is heard screaming, "Chalana hai chala, nahi chalana mat chala, khol gate (fly if you want to, otherwise open the gate)," before being restrained by a co-passenger.

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Following the incident, the unruly passenger was handed over to the police at the Delhi airport. While deboarding, he apologized with folded hands, saying, "Sir, I am sorry." However, the captain, not visible in the video, responded with, "No sorry, you raised hands on me."

Watch the video here below: 

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The pilot lodged a formal complaint against the passenger, leading to the filing of a police case. The accused is currently in police custody. The altercation transpired on IndiGo flight 6E-2175, an Airbus A20N model that had been parked at the Delhi airport for over 10 hours due to unforeseen circumstances.

In response to the incident, netizens on social media platforms expressed shock and condemned the assault. While some called for strict action against the passenger, others acknowledged the frustration passengers may feel during unexpected delays. 

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A user commented: "That's standard of people..a strict action should be taken ban him by flying flight".

Another said, "Educated people yet cannot fathom delay due to fog or weather conditions! Lack of common sense"

The next user commented, "Ban him from travelling".
“Hope the pilot is okay. Cases of pilots getting assaulted are so rare. @DGCAIndia I want that passenger on No Fly List - Forever. Please make the No Fly List a real thing. Please,” one user wrote.
Another X user wrote on the social media platform, “What does the pilot or cabin crew have to do with the delay? They were just doing their job. Arrest this man, and put him on the no-fly list. Publish his picture so people are aware of his bad temper in public."
Investigations are underway as authorities delve into the details surrounding this outrageous incident.
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