The airline has suspended the commander of an aircraft and sentenced him to a fine for what he secretly put his wife in the cockpit. This reports the South China Morning Post.
As stated by the representatives of the Chinese Donghai airlines, their employee surnamed Chen bought the wife two tickets to the flight and let her fly in the cabin.
“Chen abused his authority, violated safety rules and acted contrary to the advice of others,” — said in a statement.
As a result, he was suspended from work for six months and ordered to pay a fine of 12 thousand yuan (1 770 U.S. dollars). Colleagues of the pilot was also fined six thousand yuan (885 U.S. dollars) and suspended from work for 15 days for assistance.
In November, the pilot of an Australian company Vortex Air organizing private tourist flights to Australia, fell asleep at the wheel and flew past the landing site for 46 kilometers. Employees of the company considered the incident a “serious violation” and began an investigation, whose results will be known in March 2019.
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