A passenger on board American Airlines flight 292, which departed Saturday evening from New York JFK enroute for Delhi, was arrested on arrival in India Sunday night after getting into an argument with another passenger – and urinating on them.
According to American Airlines crew, the urinator was inebriated. The incident was reported to authorities prior to arrival and both passengers, including the urinee (who has filed a formal complaint) were turned over to local police.
According to a senior official at India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation,
An allegedly inebriated passenger relieved himself on another passenger. American Airlines has recorded the statements of co-passengers and handed over the passenger to law enforcement agencies. An FIR has been lodged.
Some outlets are noting the lack of ‘corroborating evidence’ of the urine, which I think is to say that no samples were taken on board?
Legal Action has been taken under non-cognizable offences of the Civil Aviation Act. Action initiated after the complaint given by the Airlines' staff about the unruly behaviour of the passenger. There was no corroborating evidence or complaint given by the co-passengers… pic.twitter.com/yPp9Y9bJJT
— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2023
What’s crazy is that one passenger urinated on another on an American Airlines flight to Delhi last month, too! New York JFK – Delhi is a long flight, made longer by lack of Russian overflight. And it’s not just American Airlines which sees the issue on this route – a man reportedly urinated on a passenger while flying Air India from New York JFK to Delhi back on November 26 as well.