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A passenger on a Varanasi-bound SpiceJet flight tried to open the emergency exit door mid-air on Saturday, but was restrained by the crew till the aircraft landed safely.

The passenger, identified as Gaurav, was handed over to the local police by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and SpiceJet's security staff just after the aircraft landed safely in Varanasi airport, SpiceJet spokesperson said.

Explaining the incident, SpiceJet said, "An un-presidential incident happened on Saturday in Varanasi-bound SpiceJet flight. A passenger called Gaurav suddenly stood and went to the emergency door and tries to open the door on board when the aircraft was already airborne."

"Immediately, the female crew stopped the passenger with the help of co-passengers and restrained him till the flight landed safely at Varanasi airport. The crew immediately informed the captain who requested the Air Traffic Control (ATC) for a priority landing," the airline said.

A total of 89 passengers were on board when the incident was reported.

"Aviation security and airline's security were deployed inside the airfield at the time of landing. The passenger was handed over to the local police by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and SpiceJet's security staff just after the aircraft landed safely in Varanasi airport," SpiceJet spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, sources confirmed that the passenger was seated at 1C.

"The passenger was roaming around in the aircraft after take-off and suddenly tried to open the exit door," sources told NDTV.

  Comments - 21

  • karu Sunday, 28 March 2021 07:56 PM

    Who is Gaurav and from where did the flight originate?

    Ganesh Sunday, 28 March 2021 08:53 PM

    Must be related to a certain Rumbukwella. Son tried to open door dad broke a leg trying to jump a hotel room fence

    Mental health assessor Sunday, 28 March 2021 09:02 PM

    He needs to be seen by a shrink.

    dickie bird Sunday, 28 March 2021 09:50 PM

    Must have felt distraught, India abstaining at the UNHRC in Geneva..

    TJ Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:05 PM

    Even one of our minister’s son did this on BA flight a few years ago.

    MADUKRM22 Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:17 PM

    He must be related to one of our ministers who's has also tried this before !!!!

    Dr Sanjaya Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:22 PM

    I am a medical specialist. I have a feeling that this is ‘ Claustrophobic’. I also have this problem. Cannot stay in confined spaces. Treatment could be gradual desensitization by exposing to same condition.

    BE FAIR Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:40 PM

    A "Rambuk" Situ

    FF Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:53 PM


    Ram Monday, 29 March 2021 01:40 AM

    Reminds me of Minister Rambukwella's son attempting to open the boor midair and how he escaped punishment. Such suspect must be given a life term

    Austin Premarathna Monday, 29 March 2021 03:17 AM

    Was the passengers name Ramith...

    Pala Monday, 29 March 2021 05:10 AM

    Hope Boys are Boys - Family members were not on board !

    Kadiya Monday, 29 March 2021 06:10 AM

    He was only trying to do a Rmbukwella!!!

    Rufus Randeniya Monday, 29 March 2021 06:23 AM

    Kandy manś son also tried this once and he didnt get in to trouble. A padlock on the emergency door could help.

    Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 29 March 2021 06:39 AM

    Oh like the son of a politician who was a useless cricketer trying to open the emergency door in his drunkard state .

    ravin Monday, 29 March 2021 06:47 AM

    May be he tried to get some fresh air.

    Champika Monday, 29 March 2021 06:54 AM

    Sounds like another brain dead rambukwelle .

    MMR Monday, 29 March 2021 07:18 AM

    Is it Kehiya Rambukwela's son? May be he would have had a decease of walking while sleeping. Ha...Ha...Ha... Anney Rambukwela.

    xman Monday, 29 March 2021 07:40 AM

    one of Srilankan drunken cricket player also tried to do same thing few years back in UL

    P.Palugaswewa Monday, 29 March 2021 08:17 AM

    Some years back this kind of a thing too happened with a sri lankan called Rambukwella.

    Senaka Monday, 29 March 2021 12:08 PM

    Must be Sri Lankan descent, thinking of 12 trillion foreign debt.

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