Kuwait Airways pilot loses licence over cockpit porn star scandal

Pilot invited 24-year-old Chloe Khan into cockpit and offered her champagne during flight from London to New York
Kuwait Airways pilot loses licence over cockpit porn star scandal
By Staff writer
Sun 06 Dec 2015 12:10 PM

A Kuwait Airways pilot who invited a porn star and her friend into the
cockpit during a flight in 2013 has had his licence revoked, it has emerged.

The decision was announced by Kuwait’s transport minister Essa Al
Kindari following an investigation he ordered when news of the incident broke
this summer.

According to a report of the investigation, obtained by Kuwait daily Al
Jarida, the co-pilot was demoted as a result of what was described as an
unprecedented security breach.

The plane’s cabin crew was said to have been unaware of what was
happening inside the cockpit and no disciplinary action was taken against any
member.

The report said there was no evidence the pilot or co-pilot were under
the influence of alcohol during the flight from London Heathrow to JFK airport
in New York.

The UK’s Daily Mail and Daily Star newspapers broke the story in August,
reporting that ex-porn star Chloe Mafia, had claimed the pilot invited her and her “glamorous”
friend to join him in the cockpit during the flight.

He then gave them champagne and smoked cigarettes while in charge of the
plane, it was alleged.

Mafia told the newspapers the pilot allowed her to press buttons and
invited her to sit on his knee, calling himself “naughty”.

According to Gulf News, Al Kindari ordered the “immediate recall” of
the Kuwaiti pilot from Bangkok where he was when the story was published in
the British media.

In a statement issued at the time, Kuwait Airways said it would carry
out a “full investigation” into the allegations and stressed the airline’s
compliance with security regulations following the September 11 terror attacks
in New York.

Twenty-four-year-old Mafia, whose real name is Chloe Khan, told the
Daily Mail

the married pilot wanted to look at her body and boasted about having slept
with half the stewardesses on the airline.

She said the pilot locked the door, ordered them champagne and said he
was part of the Mile High club. He told her that he “made the rules” and that
others were “too fussy” about safety, and reportedly smoked around 40
cigarettes during the flight.

“He was showing us what each of the buttons did and said we could sit on
his knee and wear his pilot’s cap and fly the plane,” Khan was quoted as
saying.

“I pushed something. I don't know what it did but he said it was fine as
the plane flew itself.

In its report, the investigation team recommended tougher safety
measures related to the cockpit, including

The investigation team in its report spelled out several
recommendations, including tougher measures related to the cockpit and
immediate removal of the licence of any pilot who smokes inside it.

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