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Mumbai: IndiGo Worker Fell Asleep In Cargo Compartment, Lands in Dubai

The incident took place on Airbus A320 aircraft that operated as 6E 1835 (Mumbai to Abu Dhabi) which took off around 2.59 am on Sunday, December 12.

Mumbai: IndiGo Worker Fell Asleep In Cargo Compartment, Lands in Dubai
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In a bizarre incident, a Mumbai airport cargo loader fell asleep in the cargo compartment of an IndiGo aircraft.

The IndiGo aircraft took off with the loader in the pressurized cargo compartment who fell asleep behind the baggage on Sunday's flight. The cargo door was closed and the loader woke up as the aircraft took off from the Mumbai airport, the officials informed.

However, he was found safe after the flight landed in Abu Dhabi, capital city of UAE, said DGCA officials on Tuesday, December 14.

The incident took place on Airbus A320 aircraft that operated as 6E 1835 (Mumbai to Abu Dhabi) which took off around 2.59 am on Sunday, December 12.

The airlines learnt of his presence in the aircraft only after the plane landed in Abu Dhabi about two hours later and after the cargo hold was opened.

The cargo door was closed and the loader woke up as the aircraft took off from the Mumbai airport.

After the loading of baggage in the aircraft, one of the loaders of the private carrier fell asleep behind the baggage in the cargo compartment on Sunday's flight, they said.

As the aircraft landed in Abu Dhabi, a medical examination of the loader was conducted by Abu Dhabi authorities and his physical condition was found to be stable and normal, they said.

After getting the requisite clearances from the authorities in Abu Dhabi, he was sent back to Mumbai as a passenger on the same aircraft, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials said.

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