During a layover in Barbados, a flight attendant was allegedly defiled in her hotel room.
The stewardess is claimed to have been drinking with coworkers on the Caribbean island when a man she knew joined them.
According to Barbados Police, she then welcomed the man back to her room, where he defiled her.
Police said they are “actively investigating” the charges and are looking for the culprit, who is still at large.
British Airlines confirmed the “terrible” occurrence and told The Mirror that it is cooperating with authorities in their probe.
According to Barbados Police, the victim and rap,ist are known to one other, and they suspect he is a British expat living on the island.
“This is an active investigation after an allegation of defile was made by a member of the British Airways crew,” said Assistant Commissioner Jefferson Clark.
“We know the identity of the man and where he lives, but he is not home. It is a small island, and we will locate him. He is a Caucasian so most likely an expat.”
Later, cops said a suspect was being questioned.
The stewardess has been requested to stay on the island during the investigation.
Mr. Clark described the events in greater detail, saying the BA team had been drinking together at a karaoke club when they were joined by the suspect.
According to her account, she asked the man to return to her room, but what happened next was not voluntary.
Mr Clark added that they’re considering the allegations “extremely seriously”, adding that they’re currently “pursuing an arrest”.
According to a BA insider, the group had spent the night at a karaoke club before returning to their rooms.
The woman was consoled by her coworkers at a luxury hotel on the island, where authorities are also gathering testimony from four other crew members.
Bridgtown Police Station was visited by British officials who provided consular assistance.
BA advises its employees to avoid sharing rooms with strangers during overnight layovers.
In a statement shared with The Mirror, a BA spokesman said: “This is a police matter and we’re supporting our colleagues at this time.’