Air India pilot uses phone in cockpit, suspended


An Air India co-pilot is in the dock after her senior captain complained that she used her mobile in the cockpit. Since this complaint came just days after the co-pilot had operated a flight without signing her pre-flight medical check (PFMC), the airline has taken these charges seriously and grounded her. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also examining her case.

“About a fortnight back, the co-pilot operated a flight without signing her PFMC which is conducted to ensure that pilots are not inebriated. Under new DGCA rules, not signing this form means that the pilot has failed the breath analyzer test. She signed the PFMC after having operated the flight,” said a senior official.

Full report here Times of India


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