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Fistfight between pilot, steward delays Saudi flight

Plane grounded for six hours after fight ensures at Madinah Airport

Fistfight between pilot, steward delays Saudi flight
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia)

A fistfight between the pilot and a cabin crew member caused a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane to be grounded for six hours last week.

According to a report on the Arab News website, the cabin crew member and the aircraft’s captain were involved in a verbal argument which soon turned into a fistfight, as the flight crew were preparing the plane for take-off.

The pilot sustained an eye injury and had to be taken to hospital, while the steward was injured on his hand and was treated at the airport.

The plane was preparing to take-off from Madinah en route to Cairo when the incident happened.

The aircraft was carrying 153 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the plane until a new flight team was assembled.

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Skand Bhargava 5 years ago

No nose broken? That's a let down ;-(

gordon 5 years ago

Inflight entertainment?

doha 5 years ago

oh my god this is really embarrassing how could that happened between pilot and a cabin crew member. unbelievable !

tomtom 5 years ago

the last time I rode SV local flight there wasnt entertainment and its quite boring. tsiks,,, i missed this live entertainment titled "Flight Club".

peter peter 5 years ago

Fighting over the attentions of a stewardess may be ?