Menon seems to be in trouble as she was caught travelling in
the cockpit area of Air India's Hyderabad-Bangalore flight. She was
given the seat of the observer inside the cockpit.
Cockpit or flight deck is the area, which is usually near the
front of the aircraft, from where a pilot controls the flight. It
contains flight instruments on an instrument panel and the controls
that enable the pilot to fly the aircraft. In most airliners, a
door separates the cockpit from the passenger compartment.
Nithya Menon was made to sit in this cockpit area by two pilots.
It was only after a complaint filed by one of the passengers, that
the authorities came to know about it. No action is reported
against the actress, but the pilots got suspended.
Nithya Menon appeared on screen for the first time as a child
artist when she was ten, in an Indian English film, The Monkey
Who Knew Too Much. The 2008 off-beat film Aakasha
Gopuram, directed by National Film Award-winning director KP
Kumaran, marked her debut in a leading role, in which she was
paired with Mohanlal. Her last release was Usthad
Hotel opposite Dulquar Salman.