Rescuing stranded Indians from foreign is nowadays one of the principal job of flight attendants. Recently pilots of an AirAsia Pune-Delhi flight chose to use the plane's secondary gate to exit after a few passengers were feared to be infected with COVID-19.
As a precautionary measure, the flight crew has isolated themselves for 14 days. The incident happened at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on March 20. However, an indent was caught on camera when one pilot stood on top of the set of stairs as the other passed luggage through the open window.
Then a pilot can be seen climbing through the window and carefully stepping out onto the stairs placed alongside the aircraft
As per AirAsia spokesperson, "There was a case reported of suspected COVID-19 passengers aboard I5-732, Pune to New Delhi on March 20, seated in Row 1. The passengers were subsequently screened and tested negative."
"As a safety measure after landing, the aircraft was parked at a remote bay and the suspected passengers disembarked from the front door. All other passengers, escorted by the crew, disembarked from the rear door of the aircraft," the spokesperson said.
The Spokesperson further said, "The crew in the cockpit self-quarantined till the cabin environment near the primary exit was ascertained to be safe. The Captain elected to disembark from the secondary exit using a secure trestle, given the close proximity of the seats from the cockpit. The aircraft was fumigated and thorough disinfection and deep cleaning were carried out."
"Our crew are well trained for incidents of this nature and we would like to put on record our appreciation for their dedication in continuing to serve passengers with the utmost care in the current conditions," the Spokesperson added.