Pilots Suspended After Photos Showed Them Taking Hot Coffee And Pastries In The Cockpit

Date: 17-03-2023 1:12 pm (3 days ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 17-03-2023 01:12 PM (3 days ago)

Two pilots of an Indian airline, SpiceJet have been suspended for allegedly consuming coffee and pastries inside the cockpit, a situation that could have gone horribly wrong had one of the hot drinks spilt. A photograph showing an uncovered cup with the airline’s logo placed dangerously close to the control levers inside the cockpit sparked outrage among people online.

The pilots, whose faces were not shown in the photos, also held gujiyas a sweet fried pastry typically eaten during the Hindu festival Holi, which took place on March 8 this year. A statement by SpiceJet has revealed that both pilots have been taken off the roster pending an inquiry.

“SpiceJet has a strict policy (regarding) consumption of food inside the cockpit which is adhered by all flight crew. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken upon completion of the investigation,” the spokesperson said. Shakti Lumba, a retired pilot and former head of operations of Indian carrier IndiGo, said the “feel-good social media photo-op” from the pilots was “immature” and “undesirable,” especially as they are responsible for the safety of the aircraft and its passengers.

“It was totally inexplicable behavior. All pilots are aware of the dangers of spilled liquids in the cockpit,” he said, adding that most company rules and aviation regulations prohibit placing any foods and liquids on the central pedestal console.

Underneath that console is a vast array of electrical wiring that is vital to controlling the plane – and spilling piping hot drinks on it might cause technical equipment to overheat or trigger the system to shut down.

Posted: at 17-03-2023 01:12 PM (3 days ago) | Hero
- Allsense at 17-03-2023 04:49 PM (3 days ago)
Since they've forgotten the policy and ethics of their job, they will be reminded with necessary punishment. Mtchew
Posted: at 17-03-2023 04:49 PM (3 days ago) | Gistmaniac
- kacylee at 17-03-2023 06:33 PM (3 days ago)
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a system that works

Posted: at 17-03-2023 06:33 PM (3 days ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 17-03-2023 11:52 PM (3 days ago)
 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 17-03-2023 11:52 PM (3 days ago) | Grande Master
- Boi2Man at 18-03-2023 05:11 AM (3 days ago)
Plus they have been doing it before just that their cup is now full
Posted: at 18-03-2023 05:11 AM (3 days ago) | Gistmaniac


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