Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India woman pilot, who sounded a hijack alert at the airport here after some protesting passengers allegedly tried to force their way into the cockpit, in her police complaint claimed she was threatened with dire consequences.
According to the FIR lodged with city police, Commander Rupali Waghmare complained that a passenger even told her he would not hesitate to kill her if anything happened to his six-month-old child.
Around 200 passengers of AI Kochi-bound flight from Abu Dhabi had on October 19 protested and some allegedly tried entering the cockpit after it was diverted to the state capital due to poor visibility. Having boarded the previous night, they alleged it took several hours even to take off from Abu Dhabi.
The comments of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy slamming Air India over the incident, meanwhile, triggered a row. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the chief minister should have waited for the outcome of separate inquiries into the incident before faulting the airline....more
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12:16 PM, Jan 31, 2012
Chennai/New Delhi: The licence of a woman pilot of no-frills airline IndiGo has been cancelled after she made a rough landing in Goa last month, endangering several lives and investigators later found she had allegedly faked papers to get her permit to fly. "Yes, it (commercial pilot's licence) has been cancelled. We will file a police complaint soon against the pilot, Parminder Kaur Gulati," DGCA Director General Bharat Bhushan told...
05:13 PM, Feb 27, 2011