AI violates safety norms, allows extra passengers on board

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New Delhi July 9 (ANI): In a clear violation of safety norms Air India allowed three extras passengers on board a fully loaded flight.

Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) who was inquiring into the collision of the aero bridge with Air India's IC 179 flight at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, revealed this fact.

The Mangalore bound airbus A321 was damaged after colliding with the aerobridge on May 5.

The DGCA inquiry revealed that one-woman passenger was made to sit in the cockpit's jump seat behind the pilot, and two children were made to sit on a foldable seats meant for cabin crew near the door.

Air India, which is going through a financial crisis, has entered into a new controversy. The DGCA can initiate criminal action against Air India for violating safety norms. (ANI)

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