Argentine pilots fired for letting model fly airplane during take-off

30 June 2015 / 1 year 3 months ago

Two Argentine pilots have been sacked after they allowed a busty model to fly their passenger plane during take-off.

Vicky Xipolitakis was filmed helping fly the plane on a domestic flight as it left Buenos Aires for the city of Rosario.

By allowing Xipolitakis into the cabin, the pilots broke international aviation rules by letting an unauthorized person sit in the cockpit.

At the time, the two pilots Patricio Zocchi Molina and Federico Matias Soaje — appear to think it is a great laugh.

The video shows the model shouting: "I'm going to accelerate and will take off.”

The pilots can be heard joking that she owns a bit of the plane and as a taxpayer is entitled to fly the Aerolineas Argentinas craft.

Bosses at Aerolineas Argentinas, however, have wiped the smiles from the pilots' faces, reports Asiantown.

Mariano Recalde said the pair "put lives at risk."

"As soon as we became aware of the situation, we dismissed the pilots. They are two irresponsible people," said Recalde.

The airline also wants to penalise Xipolitakis.

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