It is not just Pakistan where reports about airline incidents have sent shivers down the diaphragms of both state functionaries and the travelers, but similar cases have also surfaced in the neighboring India.
Reportedly, Jet Airways sacked two senior pilots who were caught in a brawl mid-air, while on duty on January 1, with 323 passengers and 14 crew members aboard.
According to the details, a male pilot slapped his female colleague (which was reportedly his wife) during an argument while the plane was in the air during a New Year’s Day flight from London to Mumbai.
According to a crew members’ statement, the pilot slapped his co-pilot in the cockpit after a heated argument after which the female pilot left the cockpit in tears followed briefly by her co-pilot. As a result, the controls were left unattended on the flight which had 323 passengers and 14 crew members aboard.
However, all this while the plane was left on auto-pilot mode. which is a violation of aviation safety standards which demand at least one pilot remains at the controls at all times during the flight.
“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 its statement.
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