Wrestlemania on board Air India flight

Air India stewardess.jpgOkay – back after a break and very long work trips to China. Lots to catch up on – but here’s something interesting.

Air India’s pilots fought with their management a few weeks ago. Now, there are reports that some are literally taking the fight to the aircraft cabin.

The pilots and cabin crew of a flight from Dubai to New Delhi brawled at 30,000ft after a stewardess accused a co-pilot of sexual harassment. The cockpit was reportedly left unmanned as crew members threw punches and hurled abuse at each other in full view of 106 passengers, according to the Indian media.

“The incident of [a] scuffle between the two pilots and cabin crew members of [flight] IC-884 was reported yesterday morning,” said an Air India spokesman. “As there have been claims and counter-claims between the parties involved, the management has ordered an inquiry, which is still in progress. Further action will be decided based on the inquiry report.”

All of this comes as the airline is in the process of restructuring its operations amid a request to the government for a bail out. The troubles don’t seem to end for the carrier this year, with several stewardesses taking it to court for unfairly dismissing them and passengers complaining recently about a rat taking a flight along with them.

This brawl is just another feather in the cap for India’s flag carrier…

4 Responses to Wrestlemania on board Air India flight

  1. Jamaicafest 6 October, 2009 at 4:46 am #

    The Air India fight flight, LOL!!

  2. Kinbin 6 October, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    welcome back from your trekking escapades

    I was tempted to suggest that the hormones, and adrenalin could have been satisfied during crew and pilot turnarounds but looking at the route, it appears that the timespan for the next joint crew pilot scheduling would have been excessively long. :-)

  3. Siva Govindasamy 6 October, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    There is never a boring time when it comes to Air India, I reckon!

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