One of the major problems during the winter season is fog and mist. The cold waves are at their peak, and amid that, transportation and travel are hindered a lot. Dense fog is facing North India, and various flights have been canceled and delayed due to that. An incident came to light that shocked everyone.
A video is going viral on social media where an angry passenger hits the pilot due to a flight delay. This incident came as a shock to everyone, and people opposed and criticized his actions. Now the pilot who was hit by Sahil Kataria has posted a video in which Sahil Kataria can be seen saying sorry to the pilot.
About the incident
On Sunday, January 14, 2024, the Indigo flight (6E-2175) from Delhi to Goa was delayed for several hours due to fog, and a passenger in a yellow hoodie named Sahil Kataria came running from the last row and abruptly punched the pilot, Anup Kumar, the flight’s co-captain, who had recently replaced the previous crew due to FDTL (Flight Duty Time Limitations) norms after several hours of delay.
A video went viral where the incident was captured, and as per the video, the pilot was making the announcement regarding the delay of the flight when an angry man hit him. However, soon after the incident, the passenger was pulled out of the flight and handed over to the police and DGCA authorities.
As per the reports, the pilot, Anup Kumar, has filed a complaint against him, and the airline will also file an official case against Sahil Katariya. The video is shared all over social media, and people are angry with the actions of passengers and are asking for strict action against them.
Is flying possible in fog?
During the winter season, the most difficult situation while traveling in several areas is fog. These days, places like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and more are facing dense and thick fog, which is creating problems for traveling. It is a big challenge for the driver to drive safely and reach their destination.
In fog, traveling by bus and car is dangerous, but traveling by flight is more dangerous. Another question other than safety is whether it is possible to fly in fog. Then yes, it is possible to fly in fog, but it is very challenging even for the most experienced pilots, and that is why the flights are delayed for safety measures.
To keep safety in mind, more than 100 flights have been canceled, and flights are delayed for 10–12 hours and more. It is also reported that every year around 400 people die due to weather-related aviation accidents, which includes conditions with lower visibility.