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Pilot axed for cockpit tryst with air hostess

WT24 Desk

New Delhi: SpiceJet showed pink slip to a pilot for allegedly harassing an air hostess aboard a Bangkok bound flight. The pilot allegedly locked himself inside the cockpit along with the air hostess and asked her to sit on his seat without any rhyme or reason on both legs of the international flight, according to Deccan Chronicle report.

The unwarranted conduct of the pilot is a serious breach of safety and security rules and could have taken toll on the passengers aboard the Kolkata-Bangok flight.

The matter wouldn’t have come to light if the pilot wouldn’t have used offensive language with the air hostess. She was asked to stay inside the cockpit on the return journey as well. The co-pilot who had gone to the washroom during that time was allowed to enter the cockpit after a prolonged period of time.

The air hostess has filed a complaint with the concerned authorities and also taken the matter to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Requisite measures have been taken to fix the matter. DGCA chief M Sathiyavathi is personally looking into the matter and ensured that strict action will be taken against the pilot if found guilty. Besides, the pilot’s license might also get cancelled, which means he wouldn’t be able to fly ever again.

“Statement of all the concerned parties has been recorded, the alleged personnel has been sacked and an inquiry has been conducted to look into the matter,” said SpiceJet GM corporate communication Ajay Jasra, as quoted in a report.

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