Did Air In­dia pi­lots al­low ac­tor Nitya Menon into cock­pit?

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY -

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.

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