Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IBNS) Three agencies will probe the hijack alert sounded by an Air India pilot at the Thiruvananthapuram airport last week.
The Kerala Police, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will now investigate what made Captain Rupali Waghmare to sound a hijack SOS, reports said on Tuesday.
The Kerala Police will study the circumvention of law and order, the DGCA will look into the safety aspect of passengers and crew of the flight at that time, while the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security will check if there was enough protection for the pilot and crew.
There was scare and high drama at the Thiruvanthapuram airport when the pilot of an Air India Express Abu Dhabi-Kochi flight raised a hijack alarm after an angry passenger tried to barge inside the cockpit for delay in departure on Oct 19.
The flight 4422 was from Abu Dhabi to Kochi but it was diverted to Thiruvanthapuram owing to bad weather and there was a hijack scare when the pilot sent out the hijack message putting the airport authorities on alert.