The incident prompted the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report from the national carrier.
New Delhi: A drunk man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger on-board an Air India international flight, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report from the national carrier.
The incident took place on August 30 when Air India flight AI 102 was on its way to New Delhi from New York.
Indrani Ghosh, daughter of the woman passenger, tweeted about the incident Friday evening.
"@Suresh Prabhu, @Sushma Swaraj @Air India. 30th Aug AI102 JFK to Delhi, seat36D. My mother travelling alone had to face extreme shock and trauma when a drunk passenger post dinner service fumbled across to her seat, removed his pants and urinated on her seat! Please look into urgently," she said on Twitter.
Accusing Air India of only changing her mother's seat after the incident, she said in response to a tweet from activist Kavita Krishnan, "My mother while waiting in her wheelchair at Delhi airport (for her connecting flight), saw him (the accused passenger) walk away."
Except for giving her another seat, nothing else that we know of yet! My mother while waiting in her wheelchair at Delhi airport(for her connecting flight) saw him walk away.— Indrani Ghosh (@indranidreams) September 1, 2018
Following the incident, junior aviation minister Jayant Sinha directed Air India to follow up the matter immediately and report back to the ministry and aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
"@airindiain please follow up immediately and report back to MoCA/DGCA. Very unfortunate that your mother had to go through this harrowing experience," Mr Sinha said in his tweet.
Later, Air India tweeted a response, assuring that the issue would be taken up by all concerned departments.
Ms. Indrani we are forwarding the issue to all concerned departents and calling the report from Cabin Crew also. Kindly DM us your email address.— Air India (@airindiain) September 1, 2018