Argentine pilots fired after cabin selfies with star

Argentine pilots fired after cabin selfies with star

news.com.au: THEY are the photos too sexy for the skies.

A pair of pilots got a lot more than they bargained for after letting a voluptuous star into the cockpit of their passenger plane to take photos — while it was in mid-flight.

Curvaceous dancer and actress Vicky Xipolitakis posted photos on Twitter of her with both pilots, one of which was taken clearly after the plane had left the ground.

The television channel TN also broadcast images of Xipolitakis, known for making semi-nude appearances, teasing the pilot and co-pilot.

Footage of their mile-high hijinx also emerged, showing the model shouting: “I’m going to accelerate and will take off.”

The pilots appear to think it’s all pretty hilarious. However, their boss didn’t think so.

The president of Aerolineas Argentinas, the country’s largest airline, said the pilots were fired immediately after the company became aware of the incident.

Mariano Recalde told television channel C5N he also called in authorities to investigate the protocol violation. He also said the pair “put lives at risk”.

Flight

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

Aecalde said Xipolitakis will be barred from flying with the airline for five years.

TN reported the incident occurred on a flight last Tuesday between Buenos Aires and Rosario.

 

— With AAP