airline security mistake left an Indore-bound passenger on an IndiGo plane that
was en route Nagpur. The incident took place on the 12th of January
and has been further confirmed by the officials and the crew of IndiGo
airlines. The members at the esteemed airlines have stated that they had
suspended three of the security officials following the incident of gross
morning, the passenger who had a flight to catch for Indore, underwent all the
security checks and was eventually given a boarding pass at check-in. However,
the passenger had mistakenly boarded the flight bound for Nagpur and the act
failed to come to the notice of the security professionals who were on duty.
The airline had issued a statement which stated, “IndiGo regrets
the security breach intercepted by its security staff on flight 6E 774
(DEL-NAG), wherein a passenger of flight 6E 656 (DEL-IDR) wrongly boarded the
flight 6E 774 and further travelled to Nagpur, after boarding the wrong
“The security lead, second lead and skipper
(security personnel) have been taken off roster till IndiGo’s internal enquiry
in the matter is completed,” it said.
The goof-up was
noticed quite a while later when it was impossible to change flights, however,
the luggage has been securely retrieved and handed over to the passenger.
IndiGo Airlines has been apologetic regarding the incident and are determined to
look into the finer workings of the security services that they provide.
The incident, however, is not a first of its kind.
The airline was issued a suspension order in the year 2017 by the Bureau of
Civil Aviation (BCAS). The incident took place in light of the many security
issues that were arising during the examination at the training centre. The
threat of suspension became an even greater one as the consecutive security
lapses have indeed become one that demands concern for the safety of the
passengers and the efficiency with which they are treated by the aviation
The airline has pledged to comply with the rules
and has not backed down from admitting to its glaring mistakes. The company
based out of Gurgaon has further committed to better themselves and see to it
that such goof-ups become a thing of the past and has asked Bureau Of Civil
Aviation to reconsider their decision to suspend the officials. IndiGo has
vowed to conduct re-examinations and a revision of the courses that the
officials are subjected to in an attempt to make amends for the faulty workings
within the department.