According to a spokesperson for SpiceJet, both pilots were grounded and removed from duty pending further investigations.
20. mars 2023 22:59 – Updated March 20, 2023 11:40 p.m
Two pilots experienced that coffee and cake do not belong in the cockpit. Drank hot coffee at 12,000 meters altitude.
– All pilots are aware of the dangers of liquid spillage in the cockpit. It was completely inexplicable behavior.
Shakti Lumba, a retired pilot and former operations manager for the Indian airline IndiGo, says so CNN.
Coffee break at 12,000 meters altitude
The pilots had a long-awaited break when the plane from the Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet was at an altitude of 12,000 metres.
In a photo shared on social media, the pilots can be seen drinking coffee and eating cake near the control levers inside the cockpit.
The photo has sparked outrage in the aviation community in India.
May damage electronics
According to a spokesperson for SpiceJet, both pilots were put on the ground after landing and removed from the duty lists pending further investigations.
SpiceJet has a strict policy for cabin crew in relation to the consumption of food and drink inside the cockpit during flight.
Coffee spills can be dangerous if the liquid comes into contact with electronic equipment on board. SpiceJet has previously been involved in several episodes that have placed restrictions on the company’s flights.
It is not known whether the two pilots will get their work license back after the breach of the rules.
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