SpiceJet Crew Derostered After Viral Video Of Mid-Air Wedding: Report

The groom was photographed tying mangalsutra to the bride.


A wedding on a chartered flight has won full marks for ingenuity but is under investigation over the violation of Covid-safety rules. The aviation regulator has asked for a report and the crew of the SpiceJet flight has been taken off duty for the inquiry.

The young couple from Madurai in Tamil Nadu booked a flight to Bengaluru and their wedding was held mid-air. Their families, relatives and guests were all on the plane, reveal photos and videos that have gone viral online.

In one video, the groom is seen tying the mangalsutra on the bride as cameras capture the moment. In one shot, the photographer encourages them to smile for the camera.

The bride is decked with flowers and jewellery and the groom is in traditional south Indian attire.

There are more visuals that show people sitting and enjoying the function inside the aircraft. Most of them are without face masks and there is no social distancing in what seems to be a packed flight.

Regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has launched an inquiry into the mid-air ceremony.

It has asked for a full report from the airline and the Airport Authority and says the crew has been removed from the roster. SpiceJet has been asked to file a complaint against those caught violating Covid-appropriate behavior,  the DGCA was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Airport authorities denied knowledge of the plane wedding.

“A SpiceJet chartered flight was booked yesterday from Madurai. Airport Authority officials were unaware of the mid-air marriage ceremony”, Madurai Airport Director, S Senthil Valavan, was quoted as telling ANI.

Tamil Nadu is currently under lockdown till May 31 due to prevailing Covid-19 restrictions.

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