Two pilots from India's domestic airline, SpiceJet, have been suspended until further notice following a breach of safety protocol aboard the aircraft.
A tweet showing the brazen pilots enjoying a coffee break inside the cockpit has since gone viral, prompting backlash from the public. The identities of the said perpetrators have not been disclosed.
@CaptShaktiLumba @AwakenIndia @leofsaldanha @NarendranKs @OMRcat @jagritichandra @nambath @JM_Scindia Samosa and tea at 37000ft, cruising at 0.79M!Even horoscope cant save you if there is an emergency pic.twitter.com/6UfhnDfzOk— Mohan Ranganathan (@Mohan_Rngnathan) March 14, 2023
Even though having food and beverages in the said area is permissible (under strict rules), aviation protocol states that cups must be covered and carried on a tray to avoid spillage .