Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines said a pilot let his wife, who was not named, into the cockpit on two flights on July 28. Photo: Handout

Chinese airline Donghai suspends and fines pilot for allowing wife in cockpit

  • Shenzhen-based carrier says it will improve safety measures after employee ‘violated operating procedures and regulations’ on two flights on July 28
  • Pilot has been suspended for six months, fined US$1,750 and told to pay for his wife’s journey. His co-pilots were also suspended and fined, along with a flight safety officer
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Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines said a pilot let his wife, who was not named, into the cockpit on two flights on July 28. Photo: Handout
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.