Pilot’s order to wash lunchbox i rks crew member, delays B’luru-Kolkata AI flight
Bengaluru: A Bengaluru-Kolkata Air India flight was delayed by about one hour after the pilot and crew member got into an ugly sp at.
It is said that the captain flying AI Flight-772 allegedly ordered the junior staff to wash his lunchbox, which ir ked the staff, on Monday at the Bengaluru airport.
The passengers were onboard and the episode happened in front of them. Sources say that the crew member took of fense to the captain’s order. When the argument was about to turn violent, the other crew members intervened. The passengers were left shocked by the behavior of both the pilot as well as the crew member. As a result, the Bengaluru-Kolkata flight was delayed by 77 minutes.
An Air India spokesperson confirmed the incident and maintained that the pilot and the crew have been a de-rostered pending inquiry.