American Airlines passenger accused of urinating on another flyer during a New York-Delhi flight, report says

  • A student traveling on an American Airlines flight was accused of urinating on another passenger.
  • The airline company said the passenger would not be allowed on future flights.
  • The 21-year-old on a New York-Delhi flight was “heavily intoxicated” at the time, according to ANI

A passenger with Indian citizenship was accused of urinating on a fellow passenger on an American Airlines flight from New York to New Delhi on Saturday, a report says.

According to the Indian news agency ANI, a named 21-year-old student in the US, was drunk when the incident involving a US citizen occurred during the flight. He is banned from traveling on American Airlines, the airline later said. 

“American Airlines flight 292, with service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) was met by local law enforcement upon arrival in DEL due to a disruptive customer. The flight landed safely at 9:50 pm,” an American Airline statement said, according to ANI

“Upon aircraft arrival, Purser informed that the passenger was heavily intoxicated and was not adhering to crew instructions on board. He was repeatedly arguing with the operating crew, was not willing to be seated and continuously endangering the safety of crew and aircraft and after disturbing safety of fellow passengers, finally urinated on pax seated on 15G,” American Airlines said.

American Airlines did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

The Press Trust of India reported that the intoxicated man was asleep when the incident occurred and that he later apologized to his fellow passenger who complained. 

Delhi Police said legal action is being taken on the basis of a complaint from American Airlines, per PTI. 

The flight took off from New York at 9:16 p.m. on Friday and landed nearly 15 hours later at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here at 10:12 p.m. on Saturday. 

A similar incident happened on a flight from New York to New Delhi in January. Wells Fargo fired an employee who was also accused of urinating on a fellow Air India passenger mid-flight, Insider reported.


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