Flight turns bus! Overcrowded IndiGo flight returns to airport after passenger spotted standing

An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Varanasi was forced to return to the terminal after a passenger was found standing due to overcrowding. The incident led to a significant delay and the passenger was offloaded for safety.

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An IndiGo flight was forced to return to the airport after a passenger was spotted standing due to overcrowding. The IndiGo flight, operating from Mumbai to Varanasi, had to return to the aerobridge at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport (CSMIA).

The decision was taken after the crew spotted an overbooked passenger just before take-off. The incident took place at around 7:50am after a crew member noticed a male passenger standing at the rear end of the aircraft when flight 6E 6543 was taxiing.