A pilot for British Airways was reportedly tortured after he was kidnapped whereas procuring throughout a stopover between flights in South Africa.
The airline has mentioned it’s “supporting” a colleague and native authorities with their investigation, however supplied no additional particulars.
The Solar newspaper reviews a supply claiming the pilot was solely launched after he was left “penniless”.
An alert was despatched to airline workers notifying them a crew member “was kidnapped” exterior a grocery store, the newspaper provides.
“It is staggering what occurred to the pilot. It was like one thing out of the flicks,” a supply is reported as saying.
The pilot was reportedly approached by a lady in a grocery store automotive park, north of the Melrose Arch advanced in Johannesburg, who requested him to assist together with her luggage.
Once they reached her car, he was pushed inside by a gaggle of males and pushed to a distant a part of town to be “badly roughed up”.
A substitute needed to be drafted in, the report provides, because the pilot was unfit to fly the aircraft again to London.
“He fell for the rip-off of agreeing to assist a lady in want, and earlier than he knew it, was bundled in a car and pushed away,” the supply mentioned.
“He then endured hours of torture and bodily assaults. It solely ended when he was left penniless. He’s simply completely happy to be alive.”
British Airways instructed Sky Information: “We’re supporting our colleague and the native authorities with their investigation.”