NEW DELHI: Several passengers onboard Air France' Delhi-Paris flight were asked to deboard following a technical glitch before the take-off on Wednesday morning.
According to news agency ANI, at least 26 passengers were asked by the Air France staff to deplane after the Paris-bound flight suffered a "technical problem" before take off at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in the wee hours of Wednesday.
ANI also shared a video of showing the Air France requesting some passengers to voluntarily deplane after the flight suffered a "technical problem".
#WATCH Staff of Air France flight AF225 from Delhi to Paris asks 26 passengers to voluntarily disembark, as their checked-in luggage would need to be offloaded for the plane to be able to take off, due to a technical problem. pic.twitter.com/LKw5Csq7IE
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2019
According to ANI, the pilot and crew of the Air France AF225 told the passengers that their checked-in luggage would be offloaded due to an unspecified technical glitch. The airline staff than urged the passengers to disembark for the plane to take-off.
It is not yet clear whether alternate arrangements were made by the airlines for the deboarded Air France passengers to take them to Paris.