The DGCA has reportedly suspended the licence of a Jet Airways pilot, who allegedly fought with and slapped his female co-pilot on a London-Mumbai flight on 1 January.
According to reports, the pilots fought moments before the flight was to take off forcing the female co-pilot to storm out of the cockpit in tears. She was later persuaded to fly with her male colleague.
Quoting a Jet Airways spokesperson, news agency ANI reported that the fight had happened due to a ‘misunderstanding.’
“Misunderstanding occurred between cockpit crew of Jet Airways flight, London–Mumbai on 1 Jan. It was resolved amicably & flight continued journey to Mumbai. Incident reported to DGCA & concerned crew de-rostered pending an internal investigation, that has been initiated,” said the airlines in a statement.
The airlines also added that it later informed the DGCA about the incident.
The statement added, “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.”
Both the pilots were derostered pending the completion of the internal inquiry by Jet Airways.