Jet Airways grounds pilot after ‘brawl’


Jet Airways has grounded two pilots, the following reports of a fight in the cockpit of a flight from London to Mumbai.

The Indian airline confirmed that a “misunderstanding” was there between the cockpit crew on the New year’s day flight.

She added that the crew involved had their flight duties until an investigation.

The flight, which was carrying 324 passengers, landed safely in Mumbai.

According to Indian media reports, quoting witnesses, the incident occurred after the male pilot, the pilot allegedly beat.

The woman left the cockpit in tears, but my colleagues eventually persuaded to go back, according to reports.

A civil servant in the Directorate General of civil aviation (DGCA) told PTI news agency that the pilot had the cockpit left unattended twice during the incident, breaking safety rules.

A spokesperson from Jet Airways confirmed to the BBC that an incident had taken place, but does not detail the exact events that took place.

The airline added that the incident was reported, the DGCA said it had “zero tolerance for acts of its employees, which compromises safety”.

“At Jet Airways, safety of guests, crew and assets is of the utmost importance,” said the spokesman.

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