In a spirited conversation mid-flight, reports are emerging about a recent incident aboard an Air India flight involving water leakage from an overhead compartment. Ongoing investigations seek to unveil the root causes of this occurrence, while images and videos capturing the event swiftly circulate across various social media platforms. Despite the widespread sharing of visual evidence, the airline has yet to issue an official response regarding the incident. The individual who shared the video has affirmed that the event indeed took place on an Air India flight.
An X (formerly known as Twitter) user @baldwhiner posted this video on Wednesday showing how water keeps flowing from the overhead bin on an Air India flight, as confirmed by the user; However, flight details and the cause of water leakage have not been confirmed yet
“Air India invites you to fly with us—more than just a journey, it’s an immersive experience,” sarcastically captioned @baldwhiner in the video. The post sparked diverse reactions online, with some speculating a potential technical glitch and others expressing disappointment over perceived insufficient preventive measures.
One user commented, “This is a technical glitch. It can happen with any airline. It seems passengers are more comfortable than people who promote videos to defame the airline.”
Another user commented, “Some left their fully filled water bottle in cabin luggage, that might be the reason this is why they ask us to keep water bottles with us. don’t just blame the company.”
Highlighting the potential dangers associated with water leakage in aircraft, another user warned, “Water can cause a short circuit in the electronic circuits of the aircraft and cause a burst and thus an explosion. This is very risky. Technical staff, especially ground engineers who certify flights for take-off, should be held responsible, as they provide fitness-to-fly certificates.”
Offering a nuanced perspective on the situation, a fourth user suggested, “This may not be entirely their fault. Maybe. In any case, this suggests that there was probably a great deal of frost that had condensed on the root/overhead bin structures. Then if the aircraft’s skin warms up to above freezing, this can cause rapid melting leading to a cascade of water. But it appeared to be slowing down.”