India Airline Fires Two Pilots After Reported Fight In Cockpit

An Indian airline has fired two pilots reportedly involved in a midair cockpit fight on New Year’s Day, when the pilot allegedly slapped his co-pilot during a London to Mumbai flight.

The airline said in a statement on Tuesday, Jet Airways “has terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect.”

Airline officials did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
The flight, which was carrying 324 passengers and 14 crew members, landed safely.

The company has released no further details. Indian media reports have said that the male pilot and the female co-pilot argued in the cockpit. After being slapped, the co-pilot reportedly emerged crying from the cockpit and for a time refused to return.

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