Mohamed Ramadan offered his apology to the pilot live, after a decision issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, to stop him on the practice of his profession for life, after he was allowed to take a picture of him in the cockpit, during his trip to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
Ramadan’s apology came in response to comments by Captain Abu Al-Yusr, in which he expressed his grief over the damage caused to him by the artist Mohamed Ramadan.
Ramadan added, in a telephone interview with the Egyptian journalist, Amr Adib, that he appreciated the extent of the damage suffered by the pilot, announcing his immediate readiness to compensate the pilot for any damage suffered. He indicated that he had sought permission from the pilot before entering the aircraft cabin.
Mohamed Ramadan, who expressed his sadness that the pilot lost his job after 40 years of work, confirmed that he did not give the pilot a promise not to post the video clip that he took with him in the plane's cabin on social media.
Mohamed Ramadan indicated that he had contacted the arrested pilot in an attempt to get him back to work again, but that the entire file had become in the hands of the Civil Aviation Authority, noting that he had informed the officials that the photo was a memorial and asked them to reduce the punishment for him.
And the pilot Abu Al-Yusr explained in a video that was broadcast live on Facebook, and said that he was surprised by the publication of the photo in the form of a video clip containing a song without his knowledge, and said that the artist Mohamed Ramadan promised him not to publish.
It is noteworthy that the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority issued instructions to stop the flight commander and the auxiliary pilot from flying, and refer them to urgent investigation for committing an absolutely prohibited act, according to the rules and instructions of the Egyptian and international civil aviation and against aviation safety.
The authority later canceled the pilot’s license and revoked it for life, and in future not assumed any business related to civil aviation, whether administrative or technical, along with revoking the assistant pilot’s license for a year.