Pilot is true for life after he & # 39; his girlfriend & # 39; had to pose for a photo in the cockpit during a flight
- The incident took place during a domestic flight of Air Guilin in China
- Female passenger sees a V sign blinking while sitting in the captain's seat
- She wrote in a message: & # 39; Super grateful to the captain. I'm really so happy & # 39;
- The airline has revoked the pilot's license and banned him from flying for life
- It has also punished its chairman, general manager and other crew members
A pilot has been banned for life after inviting a female passenger into the cockpit during a flight in China.
The passenger, reportedly the pilot's girlfriend, posed for a photo on the captain's chair before writing in a post on social media: & # 39; I am really so happy & # 39 ;.
The incident occurred during a domestic flight of the Chinese airline Air Guilin.
A passenger was allowed to enter the cockpit during a flight through the captain, who would be her boyfriend. While sharing the images on social media, the woman said: & # 39; Super grateful to the captain. I'm really so happy & # 39 ;. The incident took place in an Air Guilin aircraft in China
The airline has also grounded other cabin crew members and launched an investigation.
The chairman, the general manager of the company and four other senior executives have also been penalized for this case.
The airline, based in the southern Chinese city of Guilin, said it has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to inappropriate and unprofessional behavior that could threaten aviation safety.
The news came to light when a popular aviation blogger on China & # 39; s Twitter-like Weibo shared two photos uploaded by an airplane passenger.
One of the images shows a young woman with a brown bathrobe blinking a V sign while sitting in a cockpit.
A second photo claims to show a paper drinking cup in the cockpit.
The female passenger, a student at Guilin Tourism College, is going out with the pilot, reported news sales The Paper. She removed the photos & # 39; s in question from social media
The now deleted message came with the caption: & # 39; Super grateful to the captain. I'm really so happy. & # 39;
The aviation blogger who saw the controversial photos criticized the behavior in a Sunday message.
The blogger wrote: & # 39; [I] cannot believe that things like leaving irrelevant passengers on a commercial flight in the captain's seat should happen to civil aviation in China. & # 39;
The blogger urged the authorities to investigate the matter.
& # 39; Air Guilin always prioritises passenger safety & # 39 ;, said the Chinese airline yesterday
Air Guilin confirmed yesterday that the incident occurred earlier this year during a domestic flight.
Flight GT1011 was en route from Guilin to Yangzhou in eastern China on January 4.
The female passenger is a student at Guilin Tourism College and the friend of the pilot, reported news sales The Paper.
In a statement on Monday, Air Guilin promised to think deeply & # 39; about the incident and management of the company & # 39; serious & # 39; to improve.
& # 39; Air Guilin always prioritises passenger safety & # 39 ;, the statement said.
According to another internal document, the airline has withdrawn the pilot's pilot's license and grounded him for life.
The flight co-pilots, cabin manager, a flight attendant and a security officer on board were not allowed to fly for 12 months.
The president of the airline was seriously warned and withheld three months' salary.
The general manager was relegated and withheld three months' pay.
The carrier has vowed to prevent similar incidents in the future.
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