Air India: Two pilots allegedly fight inside cockpit, both de-rostered

| Monday, April 6, 2015 - 13:09
First Published |

NEW DELHI: Amid rising safety concerns on the mental health of the pilots and co-pilots of any airline, Air India has landed into another embarrassment. Two pilots of Air India Jaipur-Delhi flight reportedly fought inside the cockpit.

Ahead of Airbus A-320 taking off for Delhi, the cockpit of the AI 611 witnessed some tense scenes between the captain and his Co-pilot.

The two pilots had a minor argument and we have de-rostered both of them, informed a top official of the airline.

The airline however denies of any physical altercation taking place. In the mean while, the DGCA has stated that they would not instigate any investigation as the aircraft was parked.

Air India has been grabbing the headlines in recent past for all wrong reasons. Not many days ago, the Director General of Civil Aviation had written to the national carrier asking it to discontinue operating with minimum crew.

The action was taken after it came into limelight that how the national carrier was compromising with safety norms of the flight by rendering fully operational doors unserviceable. Air India did not have the necessary crew to fly on several long haul flights.

On certain occasions, the airline works with only one exit-point making it unsafe during emergency situations.

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