'Hoax hijack' pilot blames passengers

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Air India pilot Rupali Waghmare who raised the hoax hijack alarm at Trivandram airport on Friday (Oct 19), has now filed a police complaint against the passengers. Waghmare has claimed passengers stormed cockpit following delay in flight take-off. She has claimed in her complaint that passengers onboard threatened her and held her hostage in the cockpit for over five hours. The pilot's version contradicts the version of passengers. On Oct 19 a hijack alarm was triggered in panic by the pilot of Abu Dhabi-Kochi bound Air India flight after agitated passengers allegedly stormed the cockpit following which six people were detained for questioning.

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