Well, Jagan in this context is not our YSR Congress leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy or the Telugu director Puri Jagannath. The man in subject is Air India pilot Jagan M Reddy who steered a Bangalore to Hyderabad bound flight on July 17. Reports say, heroine Nithya Menon was on board. On request of Nithya, the two pilots Jagan and Kiran allowed her to enter inside the cockpit while the plane was in air. As per the rule and regulations of Aviation, this seat is reserved strictly only examiners and observes authorized by DGCA.
On a complaint raised by one of the passengers, Air India conducted an investigation and suspended both the pilots for allegedly allowing the woman to sit in cockpit. ‘DGCA acted as per the operations manual,’ said a DGCA chief Arun Mishra while Nithya’s manager Venkat completely denied the news as trash.