Victoria Xipolitakis is a 29-year-old Playboy playmate who won her way into the cockpit of a passenger plane, and now Xipolitakis is finding herself apologizing for her role in getting the pilots fired who allowed her to do so. Not only did Victoria take selfies with two Austral Airlines pilots, but they allowed Xipolitakis to fly the plane for a short while.
The busty model, reports the Daily Mail, sat in the cockpit and took control of the plane and took selfies that were posted to social media. Victoria bragged about flying the plane, which was en route with Xipolitakis and approximately 35 other passengers from Buenos Aires to Rosario in central Argentina when the controversial incident occurred.
Video of the flight, as recorded by Xipolitakis in one of six videos taken, features a pilot telling Victoria that during a portion of the takeoff — which is notably one of the most dangerous portions of a flight, along with landing — that she will have control of the plane. Xipolitakis questions taking control of the plane.
“You sure? Nothing could happen?”
While nothing apparently happened during the flight, eventually the actions that occurred one week ago caused the pilots in question to be fired.
“In relation to the events that took place during the Austral flight 2708 on Monday June 22, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral state that the pilots Patricio Zocchi Molina and Federico Matias Soaje were removed from their activities on this day and will be dismissed as well as the rest of the staff with responsibility in this event… the passenger will be prevented from flying for five years on Aerolineas and Austral flights by virtue of the right of admission available to the company.”
Austral Líneas Aéreas continued to reassure the public in the wake of the incident involving Victoria. Xipolitakis is known for her work in Playboy’s Greek edition.
“The company confirms its continuing commitment to safety and the respect for operational and safety policies and protocols. The behavior of the pilots, also rejected by their professional association, is totally opposed to the operational safety culture of Austral Líneas Aéreas.”
Now, Xipolitakis is suing Aerolineas Argentinas pilots for sexual harassment, reports Fox News Latino. According to Victoria, via her lawyer, it wasn’t her fault that the airline pilots beckoned her into the cabin and allowed her to control the plane briefly.
Victoria, whose nickname is “Viky,” not only poses for Playboy, but Xipolitakis has also appeared on Big Brother in Argentina. Victoria not only was allowed to fly the Embraer jet for a time being, but Xipolitakis was allowed to remain the cabin for the entire flight. Besides Victoria’s video recordings going viral, another viral video as popular as the Xipolitakis story, includes a Confederate flag parade that ended with a crash, as reported by the Inquisitr.
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