An Indian student on an American Airlines flight from New York to New Delhi allegedly urinated on a fellow passenger who was a US citizen. The incident occurred on March 4 and was caused by the student being drunk. This is not the first time alcohol has been a factor in mid-flight incidents, including ones involving bodily fluids. The incident raises questions about the safety and behavior of passengers on flights.
Based on data from FlightAware, the flight from New York to New Delhi operated by American Airlines lasted for 14 hours and 51 minutes, departing on schedule at 8:30pm and arriving a few minutes early at 9:23pm local time in India. The airline uses a 777-300 aircraft for this route, but the exact location of the passenger who caused the incident is not certain, although it seems to have been in the back row of business class according to the partial seat map provided by SeatGuru.
It is evident that Arya Vohra, the passenger responsible for the incident, will face severe consequences as American Airlines has already banned him, although this is likely to be the least of his worries. A spokesperson from American Airlines stated that upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, local law enforcement was called due to a disruptive customer on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The deputy chief of police, Devesh Kumar Mahla, confirmed that Vohra will be prosecuted under India’s Civil Aviation Act for endangering flight safety. After being handed over to Delhi Police, he was later released on Sunday afternoon.