Johannesburg The SA Airways Pilots Association has expressed dismay over the “damage” done to its reputation after a drug allegation scandal this week.
“SAA pilots are extremely proud of their profession and the airline for which they fly. We are deeply offended that the criminal behaviour of some reckless individuals has damaged the reputation of the airline and by association our profession,” a statement from SAAPA chairperson Jimmy Conroy read on Friday.
This follows the detention of three cockpit crew and 12 cabin crew on Tuesday at London Heathrow Airport after dagga was allegedl rolex watches for sale y foun rolex watches for sale d in the crew bags.
They were released and allowed to return to South Africa but in the meantime a security guard was arrested and on the cr rolex watches for sale ew return, one cabin crew member was arrested.
The two appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate court on Friday to face initial charges of fraud and corruption.
This is related to the alleged improper issue of security clearance tags.
“It is extremely unfortunate that the criminal actions of a few rolex watches for sale people can so badly tarnish the image of both the pilots and the many fantastic cabin crew members who work for SAA,” Conroy said.