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)
By Ahmad Lala
Sun 17 Aug 2014 09:51 AM

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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