Did Air India pilots allow actor Nitya Menon into cockpit?
Two Air India pilots have been suspended because they reportedly allowed an actor to join them in the cockpit for a part of the flight from Bengaluru to Hyderabad recently. An inquiry is going on, according to media reports. The pilots have been identified as Jagan M. Reddy and S. Kiran.
A passenger reportedly complained about the incident. However, a representative for the actor Nitya Menon, who has starred in Kannada and Telugu films said the report is untrue. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating the complaint which alleges that the actor was allowed to use a seat in the cockpit usually reserved for an observer or examiner.