Stella Dimoko Jet Airways Grounds Two Senior Pilots For Fighting In Cockpit


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Friday, 5 January 2018

Jet Airways Grounds Two Senior Pilots For Fighting In Cockpit

Jet Airways has grounded two of its senior commanders for fighting inside the cockpit of a London-Mumbai flight on January 1.

The commander flying as co-pilot allegedly slapped the lady commander mid-flight after which she left the cockpit in tears.

After great persuation, the lady pilot went back to the cockpit but reportedly came out in a huff shortly afterwards. This time, a frightened cabin crew, fearing for everyone's safety, requested her to go back to the controls and operate the flight to its destination. Luckily, the plane landed safely.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the licence of the male co-pilot and ordered a probe into the entire episode.

This unprecedented cockpit fight happened on 9W 119 soon after Jet's Boeing 777 took off for its 9-hour journey to Mumbai with 324 passengers and 14 crew members on board on New Year's Day at 10am (UK time).

Both the pilots of this flight were commanders and the lady was captaining 9W 119 while the other was the co-pilot for this sector.

"Shortly after the plane took off, the two pilots had a fight. The co-pilot slapped the lady commander and she left the cockpit in tears. She stood in the galley sobbing. The cabin crew tried to comfort her and send her back to the cockpit, but in vain. The co-pilot also kept buzzing (calling from the intercom in the cockpit) the crew, asking them to send the second pilot back," said sources.

When the cabin crew could not do so, the co-pilot reportedly came out of the cockpit — leaving the cockpit unmanned in gross violation of safety rules — and persuaded the commander to return with him to the controls.

"However, they had a fight for the second time following which she came out again. This time, the cabin crew was quite afraid of the fight happening in the cockpit. They requested her to go to the cockpit and fly the plane safely to its destination," said sources. Realising the fear factor among everyone, she returned to the cockpit and the plane landed safely in Mumbai just after midnight of January 1-2.

From times of india


  1. See what anger can cause. These two obviously did not care about the safety of their passengers.

    I am sure they were boyfriend and girlfriend.

    It is well with air travelers.

    1. Boyfriend and girlfriend lolz😂😂😂

    2. "I am sure they were boyfriend and girlfriend".Hmmm...
      Well, since he had strength to slap a colleague,he should have also had ability to fly the plane all alone as a superman that he is na.

    3. So funny,,, but believe me,,, am sure the co-pilot press d lady breast or tried to finger her..😂

      Abi wetin go warrant fight at d detriment of passengers

      Mc pinky

  2. Madam pilot, no matter what transpired between you too that led to the slapping soooooo you couldn’t just complete the mission without letting your emotions get the better of you. 😏 after una go say you are equals with the men. Better put your emotions in check and be the lead pilot that you are. Yeye, putting everyone’s life in danger over your lack of emotional control. Mschewwww

  3. So unprofessional and risky. They couldn't just wait and fight out their lives when on ground?

  4. Highly unprofessional. Both should be sacked to avoid any future occurrence. Playing ten ten with people's lives.

  5. Hianest! Imagine d height of carelessness bikonu. E reach to ground their asses.🙄

  6. Highly un-professional. I think their licence should be revolked.

  7. I hv really missed alot

    i remain DOLLAR GODDESS...



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