Monday, January 14, 2019

Two pilots fight before flying plane, grounded, sent for course

New Delhi: A catfight between two pilots at an airport going to operate a flight together got so intense that the airline had to ground both and give them a refresher on "crew resource management" (CRM) before letting them fly again. This episode happened recently between two commanders of a leading Indian carrier's Airbus A320 fleet who were heading to an aircraft to operate a flight.
While officials of this airline confirmed the catfight, they did not give details. "This happened some days back. They were put off roster (not given flying duties) and given corrective CRM and simulator CRM line oriented flight training (LOFT) corrective training," said an official. Sources say the fight had happened at an Indian airport when the two commanders were going to operate a domestic flight.
14/01/19 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India