ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot reportedly left the cockpit and went for a ‘friendly chat’ with a Chinese passenger to invite her to the cockpit.
The pilot was identified as Captain Shahzad Aziz who invited the young Chinese woman to the cockpit during a flight PK-852 from Tokyo to Beijing earlier this week. The video of the incident has gone viral shortly after it came to light.
Capt. Aziz is said to be cousin of Director PIA Safety Naved Aziz.
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According to our correspondent Salahuddin, the pilot was trying to befriend the Chinese lady and even sought her feedback about the cockpit visit and flight after landing at the airport.
It’s reported that the woman allegedly stayed inside the cockpit for about couple if hours, and got back to her seat after the plane touched down on the airport.
PIA spokesperson Daniyal Gilani said, “We are looking into the matter. The crew is still in Beijing. We are trying to contact them.”
He further said a “passenger going to the cockpit doesn’t jeopardise the safety of the aircraft”.