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Jet fires two pilots who fought in cockpit during London-Mumbai flight

A senior pilot had allegedly slapped a female commander during the flight

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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has terminated the services of two senior pilots who were involved in a mid-air brawl while operating London-Mumbai flight on January 1. A senior pilot had allegedly slapped a female commander during the flight and following the incident the two were grounded by the airline. "Consequent to the review of the events on board Flight 9W 119 London-Mumbai of January 1, 2018, has terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect," a spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday. Aviation regulator DGCA has already suspended the flying licence of the male pilot. About the incident, the spokesperson had earlier said there was a "misunderstanding" between the cockpit crew and the same was "resolved amicably" and "quickly".

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 14:21 IST
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