NEW DELHI: Jet Airways has grounded two of its senior commanders for fighting inside the cockpit of a London-Mumbai flight on January 1.
The commander flying as co-pilot allegedly slapped the lady commander mid-flight after which she left the cockpit in tears.
After great persuation, the lady pilot went back to the cockpit but reportedly came out in a huff shortly afterwards. This time, a frightened cabin crew, fearing for everyone's safety, requested her to go back to the controls and operate the flight to its destination. Luckily, the plane landed safely.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the licence of the male co-pilot and ordered a probe into the entire episode.
What about the main pilot''s license? Why only the Co-pilot is de-rosted?
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Mumbaikar - Dilli - 4 days ago
Sack these guys
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Sri Sri - Location - 4 days ago
Woman gets slapped and her licenseistrevoked. Man is just benched. DGCA is sexist and those authorities must be arrested for sexual harassment.
Akshat - 4 days ago
the fault was of both the pilots.they cared more about their fight instead of the passengers safety.......
Johnny Bhai - 4 days ago
One Pilot was Dalit and other Pilot a Maratha.
Anantha - 4 days ago
Nonsense! Jet has lost its marbles by punishing only the copilot.
Vincent Max - Mumbai - 4 days ago
Is cockpit a place for fighting? Pilots should have common sense. Fire both of them permanently.