The Alliance Air foreign-origin pilot was held by Indian Air Force (IAF) security personnel for a few hours on 9 January for taking pictures and videos at the airport’s prohibited area at Uttarlai Air Force Station, Rajasthan.
Later the pilot was de-rostered after which the airline stated, “Safety for Alliance Air is paramount and such occurrences are viewed seriously by Alliance Air. The said pilot has been a de-rostered pending investigation. We ensure that all required corrective actions are in place.”
“We would like to reiterate that Alliance Air as an airline adheres to the procedures/policies. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to our esteemed guests on board,” the statement further said.
Earlier on 9 January a charter flight was operated from Delhi to Uttarlai Air Force Station by Alliance Air and after landing several pictures and videos were clicked by the pilot.
However, a complaint has been lodged by the IAF with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).