- An AirAsia flight had to make an early landing after a drunken passenger became unruly.
- He repeatedly told the cabin crew he was wearing a bomb and then tried to remove all of his clothes.
- An inquiry is underway to determine whether he should be placed on a no-fly list.
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An AirAsia flight from Bengaluru to Delhi was forced to land early after a drunk passenger made a fake bomb threat and tried to strip naked, according to local media reports.
The unruly man started a “heated argument” with the cabin crew after he donned a life jacket, a passenger onboard the flight told The New Indian Express.
He then repeatedly referred to one of the life jackets he was wearing as a “bomb,” The Hindu reported.
The cabin crew tried to calm the passenger down, but he began acting inappropriately towards them, according to a spokesperson from AirAsia.
He then started stripping naked until he was eventually restrained, The Hindu said.
The pilot was informed of the commotion and made an early landing, the paper continued. The passenger was then handed over to the police.
A spokesperson for AirAsia confirmed to The Hindu that the incident took place on April 6. “An inebriated guest onboard i5-722 behaved in an inappropriate manner including with a cabin crew on duty inflight. The guest was advised repeatedly and paid heed only after multiple requests by crew members,” the spokesperson said.
An inquiry is now determining whether the man should be placed on a no-fly list, The Hindu reported.