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Pilot’s federation claim Ajay Devgn’s ‘Runway 34’ as unrealistic, said not based on true events

After receiving pretty decent reviews from the public, the film is receiving some backlash from the pilot’s community. The Ajay Devgn directorial created a stir among the pilot community as they claimed that the film is based on an unrealistic portrayal.

The FIP (Federation of Indian Pilots) Secretary Captain CS Randhawa stated the movie and quoted to the news agency ANI on Tuesday, “The profession of airline pilots has been unrealistically portrayed in the movie, and may create apprehensions in the mind of fliers. While we all enjoy being entertained and appreciate the artistic license of a movie director, a thrilling tale should not be perceived as a true depiction of the extraordinary professionalism among airline pilots, who fly thousands of flights every day responsibly and safely, without incident and fanfare.”

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They also added that the film is not based on true events.

“It is reiterated that the character in the movie does not accurately represent our profession and that the industry has a zero-tolerance policy towards deviant behaviour and substance abuse. Our pilots are committed to abiding by the highest standards of professionalism to honour the trust reposed in us by our employers, the aviation regulator and the public at large,”

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The FIP Secretary Captain further added that pilots go to their jobs every day with the highest possible standards of accountability, professionalism, and training. The skills of pilots are very unique and millions entrust their lives to pilots.

‘Runway 34’ is inspired by a flight that took off from Doha to Kochi and crash-landed due to poor visibility in August 2015.

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