A Munich-Bangkok Lufthansa flight was diverted and landed in Delhi on Wednesday after a quarrel broke out between a couple onboard the plane, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing and deboard them.
According to airport sources, the couple, a German man and a Thai woman, started an argument onboard the flight after which the pilots of the aircraft sought permission to land at IGI Airport.
According to the airline, a German passenger was offloaded due to an argument with his Thai wife that escalated into a loud dispute which made the passengers and even the pilot ‘threatened’. However, the German man apologised later for his behaviour.
It’s been confirmed by a DGCA official that Lufthansa is taking prompt action by coordinating with the German Embassy regarding the passenger.
Lufthansa has also released a statement about the incident, saying, “On Wednesday, November 27, flight LH772 from Munich to Bangkok was diverted to Delhi due to an unruly passenger on board. The person in question was handed over to authorities. The flight to Bangkok is expected to continue subsequently with minor delays. Safety and security on board for our passengers and crew is our top priority.”
Initially, the aircraft was requested to land in Pakistan. However, the request was denied for undisclosed reasons. Subsequently, the flight landed at the Delhi airport and the German man was handed over to airport security.