Wednesday 23 May 2018

Male pilot suspended after claims he slapped female co-pilot during flight

File photo of a Jet Airways aircraft landing in Bangalore, India (AP)
File photo of a Jet Airways aircraft landing in Bangalore, India (AP)

India's Jet Airways has ordered an investigation into reports that a senior pilot slapped a female co-pilot in the cockpit during a London to Mumbai flight this week.

India's civil aviation ministry has suspended the senior pilot's flying licence, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

The agency quoted an unnamed Jet Airways official as saying the pilot allegedly attacked the co-pilot after an argument with her and she came out of the cabin crying.

A Jet Airways spokesman said in a statement that a "misunderstanding" occurred between the cockpit crew but was quickly resolved and the flight continued without issue.

The statement said the crew has been taken off flying duties.

AP

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