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Two SpiceJet Pilots Suspended Over Photo Of Uncovered Cup Of Tea On Throttle Quadrant

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Two SpiceJet pilots have landed themselves in hot water after one of them posted a photo showing an uncovered cup of tea perched on the middle of the throttle quadrant. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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jbsimms
James Simms 13
Trying to emulate ‘Fate Is The Hunter’ (1964) all over again
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 1
I read that book but do not remember anything relevant to this. Perhaps I am wrong but can you tell me what it is?
k9gsd1
Robin Rebhan 8
I wouldn't do this even in my own car parked anywhere with the parking brake on. Or worse on my wife's new furniture!
anthony96
Wow just how stupid could some pilots be
GreggB57
Gregg Bender 7
D'oh.
jbsimms
James Simms 3
DOLT !!!!
skylane777
John Nichols 6
Stupid should hurt. At least a bit.
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 2
In this case it could hurt a lot of people.
rustyretired
Russell Hill 5
At NWA we had a written and often emphasized rule that drinks must be handed forward around the pilot’s outside shoulder. Not allowed anywhere the center console. But then I retired in 2001. Things have changed, not just in aviation, but culturally.
rustyretired
Russell Hill 2
Make that “not allowed anywhere near the center console…”
FlightSeer
FlightSeer 5
First thing I thought of when I saw that headline- just couldn't remember the name of the Glenn Ford movie.
jmilleratp
jmilleratp 5
If any of you remember the SNL skit "The Pepsi Syndrome" where someone spills a Coke to Go on a nuclear power plant's control panel and starts an emergency. Same energy here.
bbabis
bbabis 4
Fate is the hunter!
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 1
Good book but how is it relevant?
jhakunti
jhakunti 6
On top of the fuel cutoff switches.
hugo
Hugo Portu 3
It's been a problem with the A350

See link below.

https://www.theregister.com/2020/07/27/a350_coffee_spillage_saga_continues/
panam1971
panam1971 3
Once again, life imitates art.
d0ugparker
Doug Parker 2
It's the same as computer tech support basics: I train clients to have no fluids near keyboards.
acmi
acmi 2
great flick
sgbelverta
sharon bias 2
A picture says a 1000 words.
stevenpink
Steven Pink 2
Xzz so cxsd3.
ravanviman
hal pushpak 3
Boeings need cupholders like Scarebus has.. :)
sparkie624
sparkie624 3
They got off Lightly... they should have been Fired!
skylane777
John Nichols 1
Good movie, but the DC4 made to look like an MD80 was hilarious....
rigarrido
Kind of silly...
Flightdog
Roger Curtiss 1
SpiceJet should be putting out the Help Wanted sign for 2 new pilots. This action by the flight crew is outright negligence and they should not be reinstated.
LeanderWilliams
Who has ever seen the movie Fate is The Hunter with Glenn Ford, Rod Taylor, and Suzanne Pleshette? In that fictional movie, a plane was brought down immediately after takeoff. Even though it had an engine failure there had been a cup of coffee on the center console that shorted the equipment out and they ended up killing a good engine...
TimDyck
Tim Dyck 1
Are you sure of the title? I have read the book and don’t recall any of that in it.
dmboss1021
Dan Boss 1
Boeing aircraft have cup holders too! the 737 has them on the outboard side of each cockpit seat. See this video of a 737, time 7:40 to 8:20:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Y1F3Vpy0w (Boeing 737 Cockpit secrets!)
mimana
mimana 1
The most serious concern is that if these pilots take the instrument area with such carelessness, how about other aircraft areas, passengers and moments of air crisis? I think it is a demonstration of how stupid they are.
linbb
linbb -5
Wow how stupid since the controls mounted in that quadrant contain electronics which could be damaged by liquids. Well trained not caring not need to be retrained and then not paired again.

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