The incident was on a flight from New York to Delhi; the person involved did not press charges against the man, who was detained by police in India
An Indian student has reportedly been arrested after urinating on himself and another passenger while drunk on an American Airlines flight from New York to Delhi, the traveler urinated in his sleep after becoming unruly with crew members .
According to an airline statement, the defendant, an Indian man studying in the United States, was detained by police after the arrival of American Airlines flight AA292 on Saturday. According to a Hindustan Times report, the passenger became drunk over the course of the flight and refused to follow the crew’s orders before apparently passing out while intoxicated; at this point, he urinated while he was sleeping and ended up on the passenger sitting next to him.
“American Airlines Flight 292 with service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) was met by local police upon arrival in Delhi due to a disruptive customer. Upon arrival of the plane, the purser reported that the passenger was highly intoxicated and did not comply with the instructions of the crew on board. He was repeatedly arguing with the operational crew, was unwilling to sit down and continually endangered the safety of the crew and the aircraft, and after disturbing the safety of the other passengers, he finally urinated in peace while sitting on 15G.”
India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), also requested a full report from American Airlines on the incident. The airline added that it has imposed a ban on the passenger. The victim of the incident decided not to press charges “as the defendant apologized and cited threats to his reputation and career.” However, after the crew became aware of the incident, the pilot reported it to the authorities, who then reported it to the Delhi Police.
While the defendant may cite the fact that he was drunk in his defense, his prior behavior was unquestionably rebellious and he is solely responsible for putting himself in an intoxicated state. Authorities have since revealed that the defendant has been released, but the charges against him continue and action is almost certain.