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Jet Airways pilot has licence suspended after “assaulting” another pilot on London-Mumbai flight

The Jet Airways aircraft was on its way from London to Mumbai on January 1 when the incident took place (Raveendran/AFP/GettyImages)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

INDIA’S aviation regulator has suspended the flying licence of a senior Jet Airways pilot following an incident on its London- Mumbai flight on January 1. Two senior pilots were grounded by Jet Airways after reports of an assault on that flight. The pilot’s flying licence has been suspended pending investigation, a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. Besides allegedly physically assaulting the woman commander, the pilot also left the cockpit unattended twice, in violation of safety norms, leading to the suspension of his licence, according to the official. The aircraft was in the Iran-Pakistan airspace…

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