Blogger Aishwarya Rai Caught Red-Handed Smoking on Mumbai-Ranchi IndiGo Flight
A blogger was reportedly caught smoking on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Ranchi after the smoke detector alarm of the aircraft sounded.
In a major aviation safety oversight, a female passenger was arrested for allegedly smoking inside the toilet of an IndiGo flight. As reported by a Twitter account - JetArena - a Blogger named Aishwarya Rai, was arrested after she was caught red-handed smoking in the aircraft toilet. The incident of smoking on an IndiGo flight occurred on February 18, 2023 Mumbai to Ranchi IndiGo flight.
The blogger/ influencer was caught red handed after the smoke detector alarm of the aircraft sounded. Budget air carrier IndiGo is yet to issue an official statement on the matter, while India's watchdog DGCA hasn't made a comment in the matter yet.
Incident from Feb 18.
A woman named Aishwarya Rai, who call herself blogger was arrested after she was caught smoking in the aircraft toilet.
This incident happened on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Ranchi. pic.twitter.com/OdCGhypZXV— JetArena (@ArenaJet) February 20, 2023
A Twitter user pointed out the security lapse in the incident, asking how were the cigarette and lighter allowed inside the flight. "How did she manage to carry cigarette and lighter with her" replied a Twitter user to the JetArena post.
The incidents of smoking inside the flight have grown in the recent times. DGCA recently fined Air India Rs 10 Lakh for not reporting a passenger who smoked on Paris - New Delhi flight.
In another incident, a 49-year-old female passenger Anzhelika Moskvitina was arrested by police for creating ruckus on an Aeroflot flight from Stavropol to Moscow. She bared her chest in front of other passengers - including children - on the flight in protest of not letting her smoke in the lavatory on the plane.
As per a report on Mirror, the woman passenger was restrained with cuffs on the flight, and was handed over to the cops upon landing in Moscow. A video has surfaced on the social media platforms revealing the moment when the woman - suspected of being intoxicated - was arguing with cabin crew as they sought to pacify her.