SpiceJet Sacks Pilot For Asking Airhostess To Accompany Him In The Cockpit

23/04/2016 3:23 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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A traveler waits in front of a SpiceJet Ltd. ticket counter at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Domestic Airport in Kolkata, India, on Friday, April 8, 2011. Travel is surging in India, where the economy is estimated by the government to grow 9.25 percent in the current fiscal year, the fastest since the 12 months ended March 2008. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

NEW DELHI -- SpiceJet has sacked one of its pilots for allegedly asking an air hostess to sit with him in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 flight.

The incident took place onboard Kolkata-Bangkok flight on 28 February when the pilot repeated his action on the return flight as well.

According to reports, the pilot had also sent his co- pilot out of the cockpit, leaving the two alone in the cockpit for a long time.

Issuing a statement, Spicejet said, "The inquiry process (in this case) is on and the statement of all the concerned parties has been recorded. Subsequently, the alleged personnel had been sacked."

The SpiceJet General Manager (GM) also said that the case has been informed to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by our Flight Safety department and their inquiry is also underway.

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