Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ladies and Gentleman, we are experiencing some turbulence

Have a read of the following news item from this morning's Dominion Post, and then be grateful the same flight crew was not in charge of this Boeing 747 landing at Kai Tak Airport (Hong Kong's old airport) Landing at Kai Tak Airport....
A mid-air scuffle between pilots and crew of an Air India flight at the weekend did not endanger the 106 passengers on board, said a spokesman for the airline which has ordered an inquiry.

Two pilots and two crew members have been grounded following the incident on a Sharjah-Lucknow-Delhi flight, said Jitender Bhargava, which began as a heated exchange on a charge of sexual harassment against the pilots by a crew member.

Blows were also exchanged in the scuffle that spilled into the cabin late on Saturday night, according to media reports.

"At no stage was safety compromised. It was a clear case of indiscipline," Bhargava said.

"Our report is still awaited. We will decide on the course of action when it is ready," he said, adding that Delhi police were also investigating.

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