Air France Pilot Fight



Two Air France pilots were suspended after physically fighting in the cockpit on a Geneva-Paris flight in June [2021], an Air France official said Sunday. The flight continued and landed safely, and the dispute didn't affect the rest of the flight, the official said, stressing the airline’s commitment to safety.

Switzerland’s La Tribune reported that the pilot and co-pilot had a dispute shortly after takeoff, and grabbed each other by their collars after one apparently hit the other. Cabin crew intervened and one crew member spent the flight in the cockpit with the pilots, the report said.

News of the fight emerged after France’s air investigation agency, BEA, issued a report Wednesday saying that some Air France pilots lack rigor in respecting procedures during safety incidents.

It focused on a fuel leak on an Air France flight from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to Paris in December 2020, when pilots rerouted the plane but didn’t cut power to the engine or land as soon as possible, as leak procedure requires. The plane landed safely in Chad, but the BEA report warned that the engine could have caught fire.”

So ... the disagreement was about Monday-morning "footballing" an accident report. What are their JC screen names? Reveal yourselves!


Air France pilots: “Now not just fighting each other at the controls.”

(See AFR447 + the recent 777 thing)


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