DGCA questions Indigo on safety violation by media on flight with Kangana onboard

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sought a report from IndiGo airlines on the alleged violation of safety and social distancing protocol by media personnel inside a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight 6E-264 on September 9 in which actor Kangana Ranaut was travelling.

The aviation regulator sought the report after coming across videos that showed media personnel breaking social distancing norms in a flight.

We have seen some videos wherein media persons are standing too close to each other in the 6E264 flight on Wednesday. It seems to be a violation of safety and social distancing protocols. We have asked IndiGo to submit a report on this incident,” a DGCA official said.

The incident took place on September 9 when Ranaut was returning to Mumbai amid a war of words between the actress and the Shiv Sena.

Meanwhile, IndiGo in a statement said they have already submitted their reply to the DGCA.

“We have given our statement to the DGCA regarding the matter pertaining to flight 6E 264. We would like to reiterate that our cabin crew, as well as the captain, followed all the requisite protocols, including announcements to restrict photography, follow social distancing and maintain overall safety,” the airlines said.

“We are committed to providing a safe, hassle-free experience to our passengers,” it said.