A committee set up by Air India to probe molestation charges filed by an air hostess,recorded the statements of the pilot and the co-pilot on Wednesday.
Earlier on Tuesday,Air India had suspended a pilot and a flight purser who were involved in a midair scuffle on Saturday during an international Air India flight from Sharjah to Delhi. It also de-rostered the co-pilot and air hostess.
The president of the Indian Commercial Pilot’s Association (ICPA) Shailendra Singh spoke in favour of the pilots,saying they were not at fault,and added that no person can barge into the cockpit to pick a fight with the pilots.
“I have spoken to the pilot and the co-pilot. They had maintained there cool. There is a certain hierarchy in the cockpit that has to be followed,” Singh added.
The incident occurred in the cockpit of flight IC-884 on Saturday when the air hostess was allegedly molested which followed a mid air scuffle between the pilots and other crew members led by a steward.
When the aircraft landed in India,acting upon the complaint of the air hostess Komal Singh,the pilot Ranbeer Arora,co-pilot Aditya Chopra,the airhostess and a flight purser Amit Khanna were de-rostered by the airline management which has taken a serious view of the scuffle.