Hong Kong airline investigates alleged cockpit sex romp
Aug 6, 2011, 6:16 GMT
Hong Kong - Cathay Pacific Airways launched an investigation into photographs circulating among staff that allegedly show a flight attendant performing oral sex on a man aboard a Cathay plane, a report said Saturday.
There were rumours that a video of the encounter had been posted on the internet, the South China Morning Post said.
'One of the photos appears to have been taken inside an aircraft cockpit,' an airline spokesman said. 'There is no way to tell conclusively whether the photo was taken while the aircraft was on the ground or airborne.'
He said the airline was trying to identify the woman who was dressed in what appeared to be a Cathay Pacific cabin crew uniform.
'As we have more than 8,000 cabin crew, some in Hong Kong and some elsewhere, this process will take time. The male in the photo is not identifiable as the face is not shown. There is no evidence whatsoever that he is a pilot on duty. His clothing does not appear to be Cathay Pacific pilot uniform,' the spokesman said.
Becky Kwan Siu-wa, a former chief of the Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union, said, 'I don't think this happened on the plane. It is just someone trying to be malicious who has sent these photographs around out of spite.
'These photographs could have been taken anywhere and people can dress up to look like a flight attendant. This has happened before where photographs of this kind have been circulated like this, but they have always been discredited. Certain people may have a grudge against the airline or the people involved and carry out these actions to get back at them.'