Jet Airways grounds two senior pilots for fighting in cockpit of London-Mumbai Flight, orders probe

FP Staff
A pilot and his co-pilot were de-rostered by Jet Airways on Wednesday after they reportedly had a fight with each other during their 1 January London-Mumbai flight

Jet Airways grounded two pilots after they reportedly fought in the cockpit during a London-Mumbai flight on 1 January, according to several media reports.

According to a report in The Times of India, the captain of 9W 119 flight from London to Mumbai allegedly slapped his lady co-pilot. The co-pilot left the cockpit in tears,  returning only when the frightened crew persuaded her to safely operate the flight to its destination, the report added.

The fight reportedly occurred just moments before the plane was scheduled to take off, ANI reported.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) later de-rostered the pilots, and ordered an internal investigation, Hindustan Times reported.

DGCA chief BS Bhullar termed the incident as a "serious issue", added that they have suspended the co-pilot's license, Financial Express reported.

The airline confirmed the incident, saying the matter was resolved amicably later, DNA reported.

"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", the airline said in a press statement, DNA reported.

The flight was carrying 324 passengers, including two infants, according to News18. View More