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IndiGo passenger opens emergency door, one person injured
One passenger was injured when in an Indigo flight, a passenger opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft.

The airline reported an incident of security breach on-board its Mumbai-Chandigarh flight. The incident happened on Friday morning in 6E - 4134 Mumbai to Chandigarh flight. There were 176 passengers on-board the aircraft when the incident happened.

"Just after the boarding got completed (while the aircraft was stationary), a passenger seated on seat number 12C suddenly opened the emergency exit door and inflated the slide. In this process, a co-passenger seated on 12A received bruises. Taking a precautionary measure, the captain immediately informed the ground staff about the situation on board and instructed the team to arrange for medical assistance and other necessary action," the airline said in a statement.

"Simultaneously, the captain informed all 176 passengers on-board via inflight announcement, and switched off the aircraft engine," the statement pointed out.

The airline also added that the passenger who had opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft has been handed over to the security staff and the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) at the Mumbai airport.

"The flier was handed over to security staff and the CISF at the Mumbai airport," an IndiGo spokesperson said.

"Any untoward behaviour that compromises the safety of our passengers, crew or the aircraft is of serious concern. IndiGo has filed a complaint against this passenger. This matter is now with the local authorities. We regret the inconvenience caused to other passengers," said the spokesperson.

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