Jet Airways suspends pilot

Indian carrier Jet Airways is reported to have suspended a pilot and crew member for letting a trainee pilot land an aircraft.

The trainee pilot was said to have allowed to take over from the co-pilot and land the aircraft in Mumbai about four months ago.

The private Indian carrier said action had been taken based on “appropriate investigations and a confidential report.” The pilot was suspended for two and a half months and had resumed flying again, the BBC reported.

An airline spokesman told an Indian news agency that it had been in talks with the country’s aviation regulator over the incident.

“They are completely satisfied with the steps taken. In line with international practises on enforcing safety, a voluntary and confidential reporting system exists in Jet Airways for all its employees,” he said.

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