Jet sacks pilots involved in mid-air brawl

Jet sacks pilots involved in mid-air brawl

Jet sacks pilots involved in mid-air brawl

Jet Airways has sacked two senior pilots who were involved in a mid-air fight during a flight from London to Mumbai on 1 January, 2018.

The commander of the plane, which was flying 324 passengers and 14 crew members, had slapped the woman co-pilot mid-air following which she left the cockpit. Both were derostered soon after the incident.

"Consequent to the review of the events on board Flight 9W 119 London-Mumbai of January 1, 2018, Jet Airways has terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect," a Jet Airways spokesperson said in a statement today.

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had earlier suspended the flying licence of the male pilot.

The airline had on January 3 said that a "misunderstanding" occurred between the cockpit crew but it was "quickly resolved amicably" and the flight continued its journey to Mumbai and landed safely.  

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)