Woman discovers husband’s affair mid-air, forces flight to divert and land

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A woman reportedly created ruckus during a flight after discovering her husband’s infidelity, by unlocking his smart phone, forcing the flight to divert and land in Chennai, India.

According to an India Today report, while her husband was blissfully asleep on a flight from Doha, she managed to unlock his smartphone and discovered he was cheating on her.


The flight headed to Bali was diverted and landed in Chennai after the Iranian woman created a ruckus mid-air. Security agencies said she was drunk, said the report. The couple were travelling with their young child on the Qatar Airways flight, which had no stopover in India.


“On November 5, at about 10 am, Qatar Airways flight QR-962 (Doha-Bali) was diverted to Chennai. A lady along with her husband and a child, all Iranian nationals, were offloaded by the airline, which had no stopover, as the woman created a ruckus and misbehaved with crew members inflight,” a senior security officer was quoted as saying.

According to the report, the husband fell asleep an hour after take-off and the woman who suspected infidelity took advantage of the opportunity. “She unlocked her sleeping husband's phone by putting his finger on its scanner and after checking the contents realized that her husband was cheating on her,” they said.

The woman, who was allegedly inebriated, got into a heated altercation with her husband. When the crew intervened and tried to pacify her she also purportedly misbehaved with them.

Out of hand

“Seeing the situation getting out of hand, the crew decided to offload the woman along with her husband and their child. The pilot diverted the flight to Chennai, where the family was de-boarded. The plane went ahead to Bali leaving them in India,” an official said.

The report says that authorities in Chennai decided to keep the family at the airport till the woman got sober. Later, they were put on a plane to Kuala Lumpur and taken to Doha by a connecting flight from there.

Sources said the family also came under some intense security scrutiny because they didn’t have any Indian visa. Qatar Airways issued a statement, saying, “In respect of passenger privacy we do not comment on individual cases.”

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