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Can You Imagine! Two Pilots Sacked for Fighting Inside Flight Carrying 324 Passengers

Two pilots have been sacked for allegedly fighting inside the cock pit of a London-Mumbai flight.

Jet Airways, a private Indian airline, fired the two pilots, a man and a woman, who allegedly fought inside the cockpit of the flight last week.

The private Indian airline said in a statement that it had “terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect”.

The pilots involved – a man and a woman – were taken off flight duties pending an investigation.

The alleged fight occurred mid-air on 1 January. The flight carrying 324 passengers landed safely in Mumbai.

According to Indian media reports which quoted witnesses, the incident occurred after the male pilot allegedly slapped the female pilot.

The woman left the cockpit in tears, but colleagues eventually persuaded her to go back, reports said.

An official at India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told the Press Trust of India news agency that the pilot had also left the cockpit unattended twice during the incident, breaking safety regulations.

A spokesperson for Jet Airways confirmed to the BBC that an incident had occurred, but did not give details of the events that took place.

The airline added that the incident had been reported to the DGCA, saying that it had “zero tolerance for any action of its employees that compromises safety”.

“At Jet Airways, safety of guests, crew and assets is of paramount importance,” the spokesperson said.

bbc.com

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Simon Chiamaka Peace

    That’s good. They want to risk people’s lives because of their matter

  2. So unprofessional

  3. Those pilots r blood sucking demons that tried using their fake misunderstanding to claim over 324 lives. So glad God intervened.

  4. Iloegbunem Emily Ebele

    Agents from the pit of hell, and Ekwensu was probably dancing “one corner” inside their head… Pilots!! not even flight attendants.

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