Monday, June 29, 2015

Two pilots sacked after letting busty model take selfies in cockpit

Two Argentine pilots have been fired after they allowed a busty model to fly their passenger plane during take-off.

The woman, Vicky Xipolitakis, was filmed helping fly the plane on a domestic flight as it left Buenos Aires for the city of Rosario. By allowing her into the cabin, the pilots broke international aviation rules by letting an unauthorized person sit in the cockpit.


The pilots named Patricio Zocchi Molina and Federico Matias Soaje - not only laughed with her, made her feel very welcome, they also gladly took photos with her in the cockpit.
In the video which was posted to Youtube, the model was heard shouting "I'm going to accelerate and will take off,”.



The pilots were then heard joking that she owns a bit of the plane and as a taxpayer is entitled to fly the Aerolineas Argentinas craft.

Bosses at Aerolineas Argentinas, however, have wiped the smiles from the pilots' faces. Mariano Recalde said the pair put lives at risk. "As soon as we became aware of the situation, we dismissed the pilots. They are two irresponsible people," said Recalde.

The model uploaded the pictures to Twitter, after her flight from Buenos Aires to Rosario in central Argentina.


The airline also wants to penalise Xipolitakis.

 Source: NY Daily

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