Man kicked off plane for trying to enter cockpit to charge his phone 2 years ago

Man kicked off plane for trying to enter cockpit to charge his phone

A man was kicked off a a plane for trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone.

The passenger was traveling on a IndiGo flight from Mumbai for Kolkata when he tried to access the cockpit with the intention of charging his phone before takeoff.

It is believed that he was a drunk first time flyer.

Press Trust of India reports that the man was then removed from the flight before takeoff.

In a statement, the airline said:

"While an IndiGo aircraft being on the ground an unruly passenger tried to enter the cockpit stating that his mobile needs to be charged.

"Following standard operating procedures the captain ... initiated the offloading of the passenger on grounds of security violation."

The man was arrested and later released without charge.

He did not get to charge his phone.