Pilots suspended for on-board physical altercation

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Mumbai, Jan 3 : Airline major Jet Airways has grounded two pilots who allegedly indulged in physical altercation on-board a London-Mumbai flight which was operated on January 1, 2018.

The incident involved the male pilot slapping his female counterpart inside the cockpit of the aircraft which was ferrying 324 passengers, including two infants and 14 crew.

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Subsequently, the incident has been reported to the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

“A misunderstanding occurred between the cockpit crew of Jet Airways flight 9W 119, London-Mumbai of January 1, 2018. However, the same was quickly resolved amicably and the flight with 324 guests, including 2 infants and 14 crew, continued its journey to Mumbai, landing safely,” a Jet Airways’ spokesperson said.

“The airline has reported the matter to the DGCA and the concerned crew have been taken off flying duties pending investigation, that has since been initiated.”