New Delhi, May 30: Jet Airways has grounded four of its pilots for allegedly clicking selfies on a training flight on April 19. The airline is conducting an internal investigation against a senior instructor level commander and three trainee pilots in connection with the matter.
As per reports, four pilots of Jet Airways were clicking selfies on a Delhi-bound training flight. The Leh-Delhi flight was without passengers. More details are awaited on the matter.
This is not the first time Jet Airways came to light in such a incident. In 2014, one of the pilots of the airline had violated civil aviation safety guidelines by allowing his friends and colleague to access the cockpit area. He also allowed them to click pictures with the pilots on duty.
In one of the pictures, posted by pilot Sahil Arora on his Facebook timeline, he was seen posing with a friend, while another person, not a pilot, was sitting inside the cockpit area.
Norms prescribed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) does not allow everyone with access to cockpit area of a flight. Apart from the pilots, only DGCA inspecting officials, engineer or trainee pilots can enter the restricted zone.