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Pilot Jumps Out of Cockpit Window After Suspected Covid-19 Patients Create Panic Onboard

In an AirAsia India’s Pune-Delhi flight last Friday, the pilot decided to exit from the sliding window since there were suspected Covid-19 patients onboard. 

New Delhi| As there were suspected patients of coronavirus on the AirAsia India’s Pune-Delhi flight on Friday, the pilot chose to exit the flight after landing through the sliding window in the cockpit.

Spokesperson of AirAsia India said, “There was a case reported of suspected Covid-19 passengers aboard I5-732, Pune to New Delhi on 20th March 2020, seated in Row 1. The passengers were subsequently screened and tested negative.”

As a precautionary measure after landing, the flight was parked at a nearby Bay and suspected patients were made to disembark from the front door, the spokesperson informed.

The rest of the passengers, accompanied by the crew disembarked from the rear door of the aircraft, he further added.

“Crew in the cockpit self-quarantined till the cabin environment near the primary exit was ascertained to be safe. The Captain elected to disembark from the secondary exit using a secure trestle, given the close proximity of the seats from the cockpit,” the spokesperson revealed.

The spokesperson also informed that after disembarking all passengers, the aircraft thoroughly disinfected and cleansed as a safety precaution.

“Our crews are well trained for incidents of this nature and we would like to put on record our appreciation for their dedication in continuing to serve passengers with the utmost care in the current conditions,” the spokesperson further added.

 

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