The president director and operational director of SkyTeam member Garuda Indonesia’s low value service Citilink have resigned after video surfaced of one in every of their pilots stumbling by way of airport safety.
Nobody stopped him. Safety employees have to assist him collect his belongings as a result of he couldn’t handle to stability them himself.
The pilot then proceeded to the aircraft, did his preflight, and made a predeparture announcement. That’s when passengers reportedly suspected he was drunk, and lots of ‘determined to disembark from the aircraft’.
Watch the pilot stumble as he tries to stroll by way of safety and decide up his bag after x-ray:
The incident occurred Wednesday morning on the 5:15am flight QG800 from Surabaya to Jakarta.
Citilink operates as a separate airline from Garuda, from its hub in Surabaya. It operates largely home flights with a fleet of Airbus A320s. They promote tickets in Carrefour grocery shops.
A passenger caught a portion of the announcement that indicated there was an issue. The video doesn’t, nevertheless, present passengers getting up and leaving.
Here’s what’s reportedly video of a disagreement within the cockpit of the flight in query.
The pilot has been fired “for breaching the procedures, a violation that may endanger the lives of passengers.” One other pilot was despatched to deal with the flight and finally departed simply an hour not on time.
(HT: Secret Flying)