No-fly list for unruly passengers
No-fly list has been introduced in India for unruly passengers.
No-fly list has been introduced in India for unruly passengers. Aviation Ministry has stated facts under this list.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation unveiled its first ever guidelines on No-fly list under which passengers can be banned from flying for three months to life time if their behaviour is found unruly while in flight. 10 facts have been stated under this list.
*Verbal assault – this includes “unruly physical gestures, verbal harassment and unruly inebriation” which can lead to a ban of upto 3 months.
*Physical assault– the second level is for physically abusive behaviour (pushing, kicking, hitting, inappropriate touching and sexual harassment) with a flying ban of upto 6 months.
*Life threatening behaviour– the last and most serious includes physical violence such as choking, eye gouging, murderous assault and damage to aircraft systems, attempted or actual breach of the flight crew compartment with a ban ranging from 2 years to a lifetime.
*In case a passenger is a repeat offender, the duration of the flying ban will be twice that of his previous ban.
*The pilot in command of an aeroplane can report an incident involving and unruly passenger and the matter will be investigated by an internal committee of the airlines concerned within 30 days.
*If the probe is not concluded within the time-frame, the passenger will be “free to fly”.
*However, the airline “may” impose a ban while it is probing the matter for a period not exceeding 30 days.
(Facts copied from indiatimes.com)