AirAsia pilot allegedly puts AC on full blast to deboard passengers

- A Monitor Report 23 Jun, 2018  |    -      +
Kolkata : Bagdogra bound AirAsia flight courted another controversy, when some passengers got into an altercation with airline staff over deboarding them after the flight was delayed by over four hours, claimed a passenger.

The captain put the air-conditioning blower on full blast to scare the passengers to leave the plane, after passengers refused to deboard due to heavy rains outside.

The full blast of AC created a scary scene as heavy fog was created inside the plane and it was very suffocating, complained a passenger.

Some passengers on an AirAsia India flight from to Bagdogra scheduled to depart at 9 am got into an altercation with airline staff over deplaning them after the flight was delayed by over four hours, a passenger claimed.

Indian Oil Corporation executive director (West Bengal) Dipankar Ray, who was also travelling in the same flight, complained of very “unprofessional and rude” behaviour from the airline staff.

The flight captain then instructed all passengers to deboard without any explanation, he added.

“When passengers refused to deboard due to heavy rains outside, the captain put the air-conditioning blower on full blast to hound the passengers out. It created a scary scene as heavy fog was created inside the plane and it was very suffocating,” Ray said.

He further said that many women passengers started vomiting and children were crying.

In a video that he uploaded on his Facebook profile, it was seen that passengers were arguing with on-board staff to switch off the blower.

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