Obsession for 'selfie' lands Jet Airways pilot in trouble
New Delhi, Nov 19: For 'Selfie' people are ready to risk their own lives and job too. A Selfie-obsessed pilot seems to be in trouble for using cockpit as a place to click opictures with friends and family.
A Mail Today report brought to fore how the pilot used the cockpit as a place for photo shoot. Taking a note of the issue, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sought an explanation from Jet Airways asking "under what conditions the pilot allowed all those into the restricted zone."
A DGCA was quoted as asying in Mail Today, "DGCA's air safety wing has served a notice to Jet Airways seeking a detailed explanation about the pictures the pilot has taken inside the cockpit. DGCA will wait for airline's reply to take action. Prima facie, it seems that pilot allowed his friends and other crew members without any purpose."
On the other hand, Jet Airways spokesperson said that the report published in the daily is misleading as the pictures were clicked when the plane was on ground.
As per rules, entry inside cockpits by non-crew members is banned but it does not say who shall be held accountable for violations.
Earlier, a 23-year-old Polish tourist plunged to her death while trying to take a selfie in Seville in Spain.
Medical student Sylwia Rajchel slipped while taking a self-portrait on the ledge of the Puente de Triana bridge, media reports said.
She fell 15 feet onto the concrete footings of the structure and succumbed to her injuries.
(With inputs from agencies)