Airline probes cockpit sex pics

2011-08-07 08:59

Hong Kong - Cathay Pacific said on Sunday it had launched a "full investigation" into photos allegedly showing a flight attendant performing oral sex on a pilot aboard an aircraft of the Hong Kong carrier.

Several pixelated photos of the act have been published in local Chinese-language media, showing the woman in a red outfit resembling Cathay's cabin crew uniform giving oral sex to a man who the reports said was a pilot.

"We are conducting a full investigation into the matter and there are some indications that the female shown in the photos may be a member of our cabin crew," a Cathay spokesperson said in a statement to AFP.

"Our investigations are continuing and we have nothing further to add at this stage," she said, without commenting on the identity of the man, whose clothing in the published photo did not appear to be Cathay pilot uniform.

"There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the act took place inflight, and there are no reasons to believe that any safety breaches have occurred," the spokesperson added.

Inside the cockpit

A spokesperson for the firm was quoted as saying in separate comments to the South China Morning Post newspaper: "One of the photos appears to have been taken inside an aircraft cockpit. There is no way to tell conclusively whether the photo was taken while the aircraft was on the ground or airborne."

Reports in Hong Kong media said the pictures had been widely circulated on an online forum for pilots, and added that the duo in the photos were a couple.

According to the Chinese-language Apple Daily, the pilot - a foreigner - has issued a legal letter to the newspaper saying the photos had been stolen from his personal computer and that he had lodged a police report.

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's top airline, has 13 000 staff around the world, including more than 8 000 cabin crew and 4 000 working in airports, according to its website.

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