A320 Crash: Air India 2 pilots in the cockpit

According to the Hindustan Times, the co-pilot assaulted the captain as they prepared to take off a plane from the Jaipur touristic company for New Delhi on Sunday night. Air India denied that acts of violence had occurred on board, claiming that only a verbal exchange had occurred between the pilots.

The Indian national airline Air India has banned the flight of two of its pilots who had quarreled in the cockpit just before the takeoff of an aircraft, report Monday several media. According to the Hindustan Times, the co-pilot assaulted the captain as they prepared to take off a plane from the Jaipur touristic company for New Delhi on Sunday night.

The co-pilot felt offended
The co-pilot was irritated by the commander’s request to include important information for the flight, such as the number of passengers, take-off weight and fuel consumption, according to the Times of India.

“The co-pilot felt offended and would have hit the captain,” the paper said, according to which the captain “decided to make the flight, in the company’s interest.”

There was no beatings said the company
Air India denied that acts of violence had occurred on board, claiming that only a verbal exchange had occurred between the pilots.

“There was just a sharp exchange between the captain and the co-pilot (…) We have already withdrawn the two pilots from the schedule, pending an investigation,” said a spokesman for the company in difficulty. Press Trust of India.

Air India – which has not announced any annual profit since 2007 – has been hit by a series of technical problems and embarrassing incidents, such as the late arrival of staff for flights.

Since the crash of the Germanwings A320 over the French Alps last month, which left 150 dead, several airlines have imposed the constant presence of two pilots in the cockpit.

The analysis of the second black box of the aircraft had confirmed that co-driver Andreas Lubitz, depressed, had locked himself in the cockpit and had deliberately caused the crash.

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