Two Air France pilots suspended after fistfight in cockpit following takeoff 3 months ago

Two Air France pilots suspended after fistfight in cockpit following takeoff

This is wild.

Two Air France pilots were suspended after fighting in the cockpit while airborne, the airline has said.

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The incident occurred during a flight between Geneva and Paris in June of this year.

Switzerland’s La Tribune reported that the pilot and co-pilot had a dispute shortly after takeoff which culminated in them grabbing each other by the collar and one of them striking the other.

The report also stated that cabin crew intervened and one of the attendants spent the rest of the flight in the cockpit.

"The incident was quickly resolved without affecting the conduct or safety of the flight, which continued normally," an airline spokesperson said in a statement to CNN.

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"The pilots concerned are currently suspended from flying and are awaiting a managerial decision on the outcome/treatment of the incident. Air France reminds that the safety of its customers and crew members is its absolute priority."

The incident comes after a report published by France's air investigation body on Tuesday said that the airline's pilots lack rigour in respecting procedures during safety incidents.