NEW DELHI, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- A passenger of a domestic airlines in India Friday opened an emergency exit of the plane ahead of its take-off, triggering security scare and injuring a person sitting next to him, officials said.
The security breach took place on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh and resulted in its delay.
Officials said the "unruly" passenger has been handed over to airport security staff in Mumbai and a complaint has been registered with the police against him.
"Just after the boarding got completed, while the aircraft was stationary, a passenger seated on seat number 12C suddenly opened the emergency exit door and inflated the slide."
"IndiGo staff on board immediately observed this and alerted the Captain-in-Command. In this process, a co-passenger seated on 12A received bruises," a statement issued by Indigo said.
"The passenger who opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft was handed over to the security staff and the CISF at the Mumbai airport."
According to officials 176 passengers were onboard in the flight.
The injured passenger was immediately provided medical assistance.
Eyewitnesses said following the opening of emergency exit door the inflated chutes meant for quick evacuations immediately rolled out of the plane.
"Any untoward behavior which compromises the safety of our passengers, crew or the aircraft is of a serious concern to us. IndiGo has filed first information report (FIR) against this passenger. This matter is now with the local authorities," the airline said.
IndiGo is a low-cost Indian airline based in Gurugram city of Haryana state.