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Jet Airways terminates two pilots involved in mid-air brawl

Jet Airways aircraft stand on tarmac at the domestic airport terminal in Mumbai. File photo.

Jet Airways aircraft stand on tarmac at the domestic airport terminal in Mumbai. File photo.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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

Jet Airways 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. 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, Jet Airways has terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect,” a Jet Airways 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 last week had said there was a “misunderstanding” between the cockpit crew and the same was “resolved amicably” and “quickly”.

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