The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has fined Air India Rs 30 lakh for violating rules while handling an unruly incident on its New York-Delhi flight on November 26, when ex-Wells Fargo vice-president Shankar Mishra allegedly urinated on a female co-passenger.
A DGCA official told Business Standard that it is “one of the highest fines” ever imposed on an airline for violating rules.
In a statement, the regulator on Friday said it has also suspended the pilot-in-command of the flight (AI-102) for three months, and imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh on the airline’s director of in-flight services for their failure to discharge duties.
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