Delay of Air India flight leads to suspension of 3 staff members
An Air India flight which was supposed to carry about 125 passengers was delayed by nearly 1.5 hours on December 13, due to low visibility levels.
An Air India flight was delayed for nearly 1.5 hours, resulting into chaos and later suspension of three staff members and a warning letter to the captain.
The Air India flight AI459 from Delhi to Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, carrying about 125 passengers, got delayed due to unclear air.
This unexpected delay created anger among the passengers, and little did the airline authorities know that among the passengers to be boarded was Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapati Raju.
The passengers waiting for the Air India flight became restless and circled around Raju, who immediately called out for Air India CMD.
A passenger told Times of India, “After some time, some passengers got agitated and went to the business section of the plane where they found the cockpit door open and only one pilot in it, leading to resentment.”
The CMD of Air India has reportedly called a meeting of top officials to discuss the matter at hand.
Later, Air India spokesperson GP Rao stated that three staffers were suspended and a warning was issued to the captain, who reportedly arrived 15 minutes late to the airport.
The cause of the delay was due to low visibility levels in Vijayawada, and the AI operations wanted to figure out before take-off on 13 December.