Friday, April 28, 2017

Jet Airways suspends pilot over racism, assault claims

Indian carrier Jet AirwaysBSE -0.34 % said Wednesday it had suspended a foreign pilot from flying duty over allegations that he assaulted a woman and hurled racist abuse at another passenger on a domestic flight.

The Mumbai-based airline confirmed the incident took place on April 3 on a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, adding the pilot in question had been taken off the flying roster soon after and an apology had been extended to the victim.

“As regards the said incident, Jet Airways has noted guest feedback with concern and regrets the incident,” Jet Airways said in a statement Wednesday.

“The airline has, as per policy, initiated a full-fledged investigations, based on specific inputs from guests, concerned departments and agencies.”

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh has weighed in on the scandal, although he clarified that he had not witnessed the incident firsthand.
27/04/17 Defence Aviation Post