Delhi Police begin enquiry into mid-air scuffle aboard Air India flight
Police in Delhi have initiated an investigation on Sunday to determine the cause of a mid-air fight between...
October 4, 2009 12:33 by Dana El Baltaji
Police in Delhi have initiated an investigation on Sunday to determine the cause of a mid-air fight between the pilots and crew members of an Air India flight, reports the Times of India.
The case was filed after an air hostess complained to the authorities on Saturday, once flight IC-884 landed in Lucknow, on route from Sharjah to Delhi.
The airline has also set up a committee to determine the cause of the incident. It denied reports that the pilots left the cockpit to fight crew members, compromising the safety of the crew and the 106 passengers on board.
An airline spokesman said: “There was never an instance of no pilot being present in the cockpit. The Commander of the flight was in his seat throughout the flight and never left it. Thus, there was no question of flight safety being compromised. This could also be corroborated by the recordings of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (or the black box).”
However, the co-pilot and flight purser, Amit Khanna, reportedly suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.
The scuffle took place as the plane flew over Pakistan territory.