An Indian airline has fired a pilot couple who violently clashed and briefly left the cockpit unattended during a flight from Londonto Mumbai.
Jet Airways took the step after investigating allegations a male pilot slapped his female co-pilot during a heated argument while the plane was mid-air, carrying 324 passengers.
The fight reportedly led to the female pilot leaving the cockpit in tears before she was persuaded to go back in by cabin crew.
At one point the male pilot also left the cockpit, leaving the controls briefly unattended, according to local media reports.
‘Consequent to the review of the events… Jet Airways has terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect,’ Jet said in a statement.