Mexican airline ejects pilot over cockpit invite

Mexico city awaits new $9 billion airport. Image by Kasper Christensen / CC BY-SA 2.0

Mexico City. Image by Kasper Christensen / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Mexican airline has sacked one of its pilots after he invited two passengers into the cockpit and allowed one of them to take the controls of the plane. The unnamed pilot asked well-known singer Esmeralda Ugalde and her friend to join him in the cockpit on the flight from Cancun to Mexico City but it was only when Ugalde posted photos of her experience online that the airline, Magnicharters, became aware of the incident and took the decision to fire the pilot. Read more: travelmole.com

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