The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) said on Sunday that passengers aboard a flight can take photos and videos, but cannot use any recording equipment that creates chaos, disrupts flight operations and violate safety standards.
The clarification comes after the aviation regulator said earlier that a scheduled flight will be suspended for a period of two weeks if someone is found taking photos inside the plane.
“It is specified that a bona fide passenger traveling in an aircraft providing scheduled air transport services can take photos and videos from inside such an aircraft in flight, take-off and landing. However, this authorization does not include the use of any recording equipment that endangers or compromises aviation safety; violates the standards in force, creates chaos or disturbances during the operation of the light or expressly prohibited by the crew, “said the circular of the DGCA on Sunday.
He said action could be taken against those found in violation of the guidelines.
The directives follow the incident aboard a Chandigarh-Mumbai IndiGo flight on September 9.
On Friday, the DGCA ordered IndiGo to take action against passengers responsible for unruly behavior and protocol violations on the flight with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on board.
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Posted on: Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:40 p.m. IST