इंडियन आवाज़     20 Aug 2018 05:03:19      انڈین آواز

Govt has taken note of Jet Airways pilots fracas: Minister


AMN / New Delhi

Civil Aviation Minister Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday in Lok Sabha said action will be taken in the case of the alleged mid-air fighting between two pilots of Jet airways during London-Mumbai flight on January 1, in which a woman pilot was allegedly slapped.

The Minister extended the assurance when the issue was raised by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirit Somaiya during Zero Hour.

”Action will be taken according to regulations and no one will be spared,” the Minister said.

The BJP MP, while raising the issue during the Zero Hour, said Jet Airways Pilots mid-air infighting during London Mumbai flight had endangered 324 lives.

Yesterday India’s Aviation regulator DGCA suspended the flying licence of a senior Jet Airways pilot who allegedly slapped a female commander of the airline’s London- Mumbai flight on January 1.

An Air tragedy was averted despite a fight between two pilots mid air recently. A pilot couple had a fight inside the cockpit of a Jet Airways London-Mumbai flight, which landed safely. After the woman came out crying, the senior cabin crew had to ask her to go back to the cockpit.

After flight 9W 119 landed, the incident was reported to Jet Airways.

According to media reports Jet Airways has grounded two of its senior pilots following a mid-air fight on a London-Mumbai flight on January 1, in which the male commander allegedly slapped his female co-pilot.

The incident took place this Monday, when the aircraft was over the Iran-Pakistan airspace, and was 2.45 hours away from its destination, an airline source said.

The airline has reported the matter to the DGCA and the pilots involved in the incident have been taken off duties pending investigation that is underway, the airline spokesperson said.

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