Drunk man found in Indian Airlines plane engine

Security concerns raised at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Indian airlines, NEWS, Aviation


Indian Airlines staff made a bizarre discovery onboard one of the carrier’s Airbus A320s this week, when a drunken passenger was found sleeping in the engine moments before the aircraft was scheduled for take-off.

The young man was spotted by a member of the Indian Airlines engineering and security team at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, according to a report in The Times of India.

“While approaching the aircraft door around 4am, a team member saw a leg dangling from the rear of the engine,” stated the newspaper. “The man was pulled out of the engine. The security team roughed him up a bit and all he said was that he came inside the airport sitting on top of a white truck. He then wandered to the operational area and being sleepy, chose the big engine as his bed for the night.”

The man was later handed to security agencies, who have launched an investigation into the security lapse.

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