Jet grounds two senior pilots over fighting in the cockpit

- A Monitor Report 04 Jan, 2018  |    -      +
NEW DELHI :Jet Airwayshas grounded two of its senior pilots for fighting inside the cockpit on aLondon-Mumbai flighton January 1.

The flying co-pilot of the flight allegedly slapped the lady captain, following an altercation mid-flight, as a result of which, she left the cockpit in tears.

Following persuation from the members of cabin crew , the lady pilot went back to the cockpit but reportedly came out angrily 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

TheDirectorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA)has suspended the licence of the male co-pilot and ordered a probe into the entire episode.

This unprecedented cockpit fight happened on 9W 119 soon after it's Boeing B-777 took off from London Heathrow for Mumbai with 324 passengers and 14 crew on board on New Year's Day at

10 am.

Confirming this fight, a Jet Airways spokesman said: "A misunderstanding occurred between the cockpit crew of Jet Airways flight 9W 119, London - Mumbai of January 01, 2018. However, the same was quickly resolved amicably and the flight with 324 guests including 2 infants and 14 crew continued its journey to Mumbai, landing safely. The airline has reported the incident to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the concerned crew have been derostered pending an internal investigation that has since been initiated. At Jet Airways, safety of guests, crew and assets is of paramount importance and the airline has zero tolerance for any action of its employees that compromises safety."'

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