Mid-air Selfies Clip Wings of 4 Jet Airways Pilots

Although there were no passengers on board, clicking selfies inside a plane is still in violation of DGCA rules.

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A Jet Airways passenger aircraft takes off from the airport. Image used for representational purposes.

Jet Airways has grounded four of its pilots after they allegedly clicked selfies during the course of a training flight, ANI reported. The incident allegedly took place on 19 April, on a training flight from Leh to Delhi.

Out of the four pilots, one is a senior commander and the other three are trainee pilots, ANI reported.

Although there were no passengers on board, clicking selfies is still in violation of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rules.

The airline is reportedly carrying out an internal investigation.

Taking inappropriate selfies is not new and people have been punished for taking such photographs in the past.

In August 2017, six medics took selfies in front a deadly train wreck that killed 41 people near Alexandria, Egypt, Daily Mail reported. The medical crew took selfies and even posted them on various social media platforms. They were punished for their insensitivity by Egypt’s health ministry, which responded to the social media storm by transferring them to a remote part of the country.

In December 2014, a team of Chinese executives and doctors took a series of selfies next to multiple apparently unconscious patients in surgery and posted them online, according to a CNN report. The hospital punished the employees by removing three top executives from administrative duties. They also reprimanded and docked three months' pay for the other staff in the photos.

(With inputs from ANI, CNN and Daily Mail.)

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