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Probe ordered into mid-air brawl of Jet pilots: Government

Probe ordered into mid-air brawl of Jet pilots: Government
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A probe has been ordered into the incident of a Jet Airways-' pilot allegedly slapping his woman commander on a London-Mumbai flight, civil aviation...

NEW DELHI: A probe has been ordered into the incident of a Jet Airways' pilot allegedly slapping his woman commander on a London-Mumbai flight, civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Responding to the issue raised by Kirit Somaiya (BJP) during the Zero Hour, Raju said a probe into the incident has been ordered and time-bound action would be taken.Somaiya alleged that the incident had put the lives of hundreds of passengers at risk and sought action against the airlines and the two pilots. He claimed that both the pilots had come out of the cockpit which was a violation of rules.

He also objected to the reported statement of the airlines that the incident was the result of a misunderstanding.

Jet Airways grounded two of its senior pilots following the mid-air brawl on a London-Mumbai flight on January 1, in which the male commander allegedly slapped his female counterpart.

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