Chennai Airport Officials Catch Air India Crew Member Stealing In-flight Food Items

Published: 01st February 2016 09:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2016 09:40 AM   |  A+A-


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In a shocking incident at Chennai airport, officials caught an Air India cabin crew member stealing milk cartons, coffee boxes, in-flight meals, juice packets, cashew nuts, whiskey bottles and other food items.

As reported by Hindustan Times, the vigilance officials received this complaint on January 27 about a woman, an Air India cabin crew member from an international flight from Colombo. When her baggage was screened, the officials found all the in-flight food items and beverages.

Ashwani Lohani, airline's new chairman and managing director has given strict warnings that actions will be taken against those caught filching. Still it seems Air India crew members did not take his warning seriously.

The airport official said, 'It appeared that she had brought with her anything and everything she could lay her hands on inside the plane. She has been taken off the roster and an inquiry has been ordered.'

An official added, 'She had operated the Chennai-Colombo-Delhi flight with a night halt at Delhi and did Delhi-Colombo-Chennai. She was caught after she landed in Chennai.'

Rajji Rai, Aviation expert said, 'Anything on board is company property. It’s high time Air India had a zero-tolerance policy on anybody caught stealing.'

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