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Airline Sacks Pilots for Fighting in the Cockpit During a Flight

Indian airline, Jet Airways on Tuesday, fired two of its pilots who got into a fight in the cockpit during a flight from London to Mumbai on 1 January, 2018.

According to reports, the male captain slapped the female co-pilot following a heated argument in the cockpit, which occurred shortly after takeoff.

Following the slap, the female co-pilot reportedly left the cockpit crying and refused to return after the cabin crew begged her to, leaving only the captain in the cockpit.

At some point during the 9 hour flight, there was no pilot in the cockpit as the co-pilot himself left the cockpit to persuade the captain to return to the cockpit, putting passengers’ lives at great risk.

Following the incident, Jet Airways had initially grounded the two pilots but decided to terminate their services after further investigating the incident.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which was carrying 324 passengers and 14 crew members landed safely in Mumbai.

The male captain and the female co-pilot were reportedly in a romantic relationship.


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