• Pilot says she was raped, drugged by Alaska Airlines captain

    By: Dave Wagner

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    SEATTLE - A pilot is suing Alaska Airlines after she said she was drugged and raped by the captain of her aircraft.

    Betty Pina told KIRO 7's Dave Wagner that during an overnight in Minneapolis last June, the pilot put something in her wine.  She says she woke up in his room.

    "And I'm like, 'where am I.'  And immediately I sit up and realize my bra and top is on and I'm sliding off the bed.  It's wet and I smell vomit and the blankets and sheets are gathered up at the end of the bed. And I realize my pants and underwear are off,” said Pina.

    Pina is a former military helicopter pilot who flew combat missions in Afghanistan.  She says her attacker is still a pilot for Alaska and she wants him fired.  

    Dave Wagner sat down for an extensive interview with Pina and will have much more on KIRO 7 at 5 p.m.  

    Alaska Airlines issued the following statement: 

    This is an open and active investigation and we aren't going to comment. What we can say is that we are taking this matter seriously. The safety and wellbeing of our employees and guests is a top priority. It is our policy to withhold an employee from work during this type of investigation.

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