2 pilots of SpiceJet suspended for mid-air Holi celebrations

Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended two pilots of SpiceJet airlines for mid-air Holi celebrations aboard its flights.

The DGCA has also issued show cause notice to the airlines in this regard. The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations, with some passengers also joining in.

The videos of these events were taken and uploaded on YouTube and other social media. In one video, a pilot is seen coming out of the cockpit and taking photographs of the celebrations at the front of the aisle.

Official sources said, the act constituted violation of all safety norms. SpiceJet said, it is looking into the matter in cooperation with the DGCA. The airline defended itself saying that the cockpit was manned all the time.

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