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IAF detains Alliance Air pilot for filming in prohibited area

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- January 13th 2023 03:41 PM
IAF detains Alliance Air pilot for filming in prohibited area

IAF detains Alliance Air pilot for filming in prohibited area

New Delhi, January 13:  Indian Air Force (IAF) detained a foreign pilot of Alliance Air at Rajasthan's Uttarlai Air Force Station for allegedly taking pictures and videos at airport's prohibited area.

The airlines issued a statement and said that the pilot has been de-rostered.    


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The statement further says, "Safety for Alliance Air is paramount and such occurrences are viewed seriously by Alliance Air.  The said pilot has been de-rostered pending investigation.  We ensure that all required corrective actions are in place."

"We would like to reiterate that Alliance Air as an airline adheres to the procedures/policies. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to our esteemed guests on board," the statement further added.


Alliance Air operated a charter flight from Delhi to Uttarlai Air Force Station on 9 January.  After landing, the pilot clicked several pictures and made videos following which the IAF detained him.

IAF has lodged a complaint with the regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). 

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- ANI

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