Pilot Fired for Kissing Flight Attendant in Cockpit

Posted Dec 21st 2010 10:51 AMUpdated Dec 21st 2010 11:58 AM


A SpiceJet pilot has lost his bid to get his license reinstated after he was suspended for allegedly kissing a flight attendant against her will in the cockpit.

The incident reportedly happened on a flight from Delhi to Cochin in September. The pilot was immediately suspended.

"The air hostess went inside the cockpit and the pilot suddenly kissed her there. The girl was too stunned to react at which the pilot kissed her again," reports the Times of India.

"Then, she left the cockpit after that and the pilot may have followed her right to the start of the passenger cabin to possibly apologize," the newspaper quotes unnamed sources as saying.

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation has rejected the pilot's plea to get back in the cockpit, the newspaper says. Aviation regulator Bharat Bhushan ruled that an apology from the grounded pilot is not enough to allow him to return to his job.

SpiceJet is not commenting on the incident or the pilot's punishment.

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March 20 2014 at 5:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She thought he was kissing her, in realirty he wastrrying to rub the dot of her forehead.

December 22 2010 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Edna, Edna, Edna... Tsk, tsk, tsk... Wow...haven't heard that kind of rationalization since the late 60's... Classic case of "victim focus"...blaming the victim for an inappropriate behavior. I would agree to suspend his pilot licence to fly for that airline but not his licence to fly any aircraft...

December 22 2010 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The guy ought to be thinking of his primary responsibliity of flying a passenger jet and not of making it with the staff.

December 22 2010 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Take your wife with you captain.

December 22 2010 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

tHat is just stupid

December 22 2010 at 2:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

....so sad are the comments being left based upon such little information. The article only gives enough information to catch the reader's eye. Everyone leaving a negitive comment have no business doing so as it is highly doubtful that they are without guilt on something illegal now or in the past (and have not "paid for it") How quick everyone forgets the story about casting the first stone...

December 22 2010 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm a Retired Flight Attendant and no Airline would put up with his kind of behavior. This is Sexual Harassment on the job just as if someone in an office walked up to a coworkers desk, grabbed them and kissed them. He did the crime so deserves to lose his license. I'm sure all pilots are warned when they come to work for a Commercial Airline what the rules are. I don't feel one bit sorry for him.

December 22 2010 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was a stewardess/flight attendant for 33 years and very happily married to a pilot. Sadly he was killed in an auto accident. I'd give anything to steal a kilss from him in the cockpit! There is more to this story than is told. While sexual harassment is wrong we don't know if she was out to get him in trouble. Firing him is overboard unless there have been other complaints.

December 22 2010 at 1:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No, Vince, not from Maryland. I just let the my first grandchild call me what ever was easiest and it stuck. The other grandmother insisted on being called Grandmother.

December 22 2010 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply