New Delhi: Jet Airways says a full-fledged internal investigation is underway over the complaint by cricketer Harbhajan Singh that an expat pilot with the airlines hurled ‘racist’ comments at and physically assaulted a woman on a flight.
The airlines said the pilot has been de-rostered.
Harbhajan Singh said the pilot abused a physically challenged man, and said the incident was “disgraceful” and demanded strict action against the person concerned.
“So called this Bernd Hoesslin a pilot with @jetairways called my fellow Indian (u bloody indian get out of my flight) while he is earning here,” Singh said in a series of tweets.
The tweets from Harbhajan Singh also come at a time when Jet Airways’ local pilots body NAG has raised concerns about the behaviour of expat pilots at the airline.
Last week, the National Aviators Guild (NAG) had said the carrier is treating Indian pilots in a “step-motherly” manner compared to their expat counterparts on the rolls.