Thursday, 4 January 2018

Two Jet Airways pilots grounded over cockpit fight

It has been reported today that two Jet Airways pilots have been withdrawn from flying operations after they had an altercation on a flight from London to Mumbai. 

The full details of the incident that took place on New Years Day have not been released, however, according to media reports in India, a male pilot slapped a female pilot around the face. The female pilot then left the cockpit for a while and only returned to the cockpit towards the end of the flight. 

Jet Airways has confirmed the incident took place and that both pilots had been taken off of their flight duties while an investigation takes place.  The airline also said it had reported this incident to the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation. 

There were 324 passengers on the flight to Mumbai at the time of the incident, Jet say it has “zero tolerance for any action of its employees that compromises safety” and “At Jet Airways, safety of guests, crew and assets is of paramount importance,” 

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