DUBAI: An amateur video featuring a south Indian bride and groom has gone viral on social media after the couple filmed their post-wedding celebrations on a chartered flight joined by more than 160 guests on board.
The couple’s party took place on a SpiceJet Boeing 737, surrounded by relatives and guests, in what was described as a clear defiance of Covid-19 lockdown rules in India.
The unnamed couple were celebrating as the plane flew over historic Meenakshi Amman temple on its way from Madurai to Bangalore, according to Hindustan Times newspaper said.
Online photos showed passengers with flowers around their necks and taking selfies. Most of them were seen without face masks and not observing Covid-19 protocols.
India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reportedly ordered an investigation into the incident and suspended the plane’s crew.
A couple tied the knot on-board a chartered flight from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Their relatives & guests were on the same flight.
"A SpiceJet chartered flight was booked y'day from Madurai. Airport Authority officials unaware of the mid-air marriage ceremony," says Airport Director pic.twitter.com/wzMCyMKt5m
— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2021