DGCA seeks report, Go First flight forgets 50 passengers in the bus
A Go First flight from Bengaluru forgot more than 50 passengers in a bus on the tarmac on Monday. The aviation regulator The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought for a report.
Flight G8 116 from Bengaluru to Delhi from the Kempegowda International Airport take off around 6:30 am on Monday. Passengers were taken in 4 buses to the aircraft. One bus with more than 50 passengers keep waiting as the Go First plane took off, according to complaints on Twitter tagging the airline, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office. The passengers had their boarding passes and their bags were checked in.
Flight G8 116 (BLR – DEL) flew leaving passengers on ground! More than 50 passengers on 1 bus was left on ground & flight took off with just passengers of 1 bus on boarded. Is @GoFirstairways @JM_Scindia @PMOIndia
operating in sleep? No Basic checks. pic.twitter.com/QSPoCisIfc
— Satish Kumar (@Satishk98130718) January 9, 2023
Go First Airways, responding to the tweets, said: “We regret the inconvenience caused.”
The passengers were reportedly accommodated on a flight that left 4 hours later, estimated at 10 am. “We have sought a report from the airline and appropriate action shall be taken afterwards,” a DGCA official was quoted by reporting.
DGCA has sought a report from GoFirst after the airline's flight from Bengaluru forgot to board over 50 pax at Bangalore airport on 9th Jan. 53 out of 55 passengers were shifted to another airline for Delhi and onward, remaining 2 asked for a refund which was paid by the airline. pic.twitter.com/IRfOMpGz8u
— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2023
Sumit Kumar works for Autopact in Bengaluru and was between the passengers left behind. “The passengers were given an alternative to taking Air India flight this morning at 10:00 am,” he was quoted as saying according to Kumar, their bus was left near the gate “The ground staff was checking whether the flight took off. They said initially the flight will return. I missed my meetings. This is going to be my last flight on Go First,” he told NDTV.