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Pilot claims AirAsia India suspended him for flagging safety issues

An AirAsia India pilot on Monday accused the airline of suspending him for flagging serious safety-related violations at the company.

In his tweets, Gaurav Taneja, an Airbus A320 captain with AirAsia India alleged that the airline violated several safety protocols, which endanger the lives of passengers on board of the company’s aircraft.

However, he didn’t elaborate on most of the accusations he labeled against his employers. The pilot’s tweets led to #BoycottAirAsiaIndia trending on Twitter with about 26,000 tweets on Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson at AirAsia India — a joint venture between AirAsia Berhad (49%) and Tata Sons (51%) — didn’t offer comments stating that the issue is being internally investigated.

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