Drunk flyer runs half-naked on Vistara flight, held
January 31, 2023  10:47
The Mumbai Police has arrested an Italian woman passenger for allegedly creating a ruckus mid-air on a Vistara Airline flight soon after taking off from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai on January 30.

The passenger identified as Paola Perruccio was arrested by Sahar police early on Monday morning after the flight landed at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

She was later given bail by a court in Mumbai.

According to the Mumbai police the woman who was reportedly in an inebriated condition created a ruckus insisting that she be seated in business class despite being booked in economy. 

She also took off some of her clothes and walked up and down the aisle in a partially naked state hurling abuses and assaulting crew members.

The incident, which took place on Monday, was reported to the relevant authorities as per the standard operating procedures, while the security agencies on-ground were informed to take immediate action upon arrival, Vistara said in a statement. 
"We confirm that there was an unruly passenger on Vistara flight UK-256 operating from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai on January 30. In view of the continued unruly conduct and violent behaviour, the captain issued a warning card and made a decision to restrain the customer," the full service carrier said.
The pilot made regular announcements to assure the other passengers onboard of their safety and security, Vistara said. 

After registering a case against the passenger, the Mumbai Police filed a charge-sheet within a day.

"Mumbai Police has filed a charge-sheet in record time in a case of misbehaviour by an airline passenger mid-air," police said.

A medical examination was also conducted on the woman before booking her under several sections of the Indian Penal Code. 

The police said they have completed all formalities of recording statements of co-passengers and crew and others.
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