Male co-pilot allegedly slaps female commander, leaves cockpit unattended during Jet Airways flight
Two pilots flying for India’s Jet Airways were grounded after getting into a midflight fight during a 9-hour trip from London to Mumbai on New Year’s Day.
In the altercation, which occurred shortly after takeoff, the male co-pilot allegedly slapped the aircraft’s female commander, prompting her to leave the cockpit of the Boeing 777 in tears, according to sources for The Times of India.
“She stood in the galley sobbing,” said a source. “The cabin crew tried to comfort her and send her back to the cockpit, but in vain.”
The male co-pilot, still in the cockpit, then called out over the intercom for the commander to come back to the controls. When she wouldn’t, the Press Trust of India reported, the co-pilot violated aviation safety rules and exited the cockpit himself — effectively leaving no one at the controls — to persuade her to return, per the Associated Press.
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"Both work machines and aircraft have acted in accordance with the authorization. Clearly, this situation has not been in control of ATC," says Veli-Pekka Nurmi Director of Accident Investigation Center for Ylelle.
The machines - one planer and two tractors - had been on the field for snow removal, Nurmi says.
- Once they have been there, a departure permit has been issued to Norra's ATR and it has been launched.
An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday.
The elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with its crew trying to drop a net on the elk, said Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.
The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt, but the elk died of its injuries Monday afternoon.
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A helicopter has crashed after reportedly manoeuvring hard to avoid a "DJI Phantom quadcopter", in what could be the first confirmed aircraft accident involving a drone.
The crash was first reported by South Carolina telly station Live 5 News, which saw a copy of a police report stating that a Robinson R22 helicopter struck a tree and landed on its side.
The Robinson, which is a typical basic training light helicopter, was being flown by an instructor and a student. The instructor reportedly told police that his student was practising hover taxi manoeuvring over rough ground on Daniel Island, a peninsula near the southeast US coast port city of Charleston.
Flight EP 3704 left Tehran at 08:00 local time (04:30 GMT) and disappeared from radar about an hour later.
The aircraft crashed on Dena Mountain, 22km (14 miles) from Yasuj, news channel Irinn reported.
The plane was a French-made twin-engine turboprop ATR 72-500.
Those on board were 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants and the pilot and co-pilot.