Air India Captain, crew member fight over tiffin cleaning, both de-rostered

Updated: Jun 19, 2019, 14:40 IST | mid-day online desk

The matter has also been reported to the aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Air India Captain, crew member fight over tiffin cleaning, both de-rostered
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The Captain and a crew member of the Bengaluru-Delhi flight AI 772 have been de-rostered by Air India for getting into a heated argument in public view on board the plane on Monday.

The incident took place when the Captain allegedly asked the crew member to wash his tiffin box.

An Air India official confirmed the incident and said that an investigation in this regard has already been launched. The airline has issued summons to the crew members for questioning.

The matter has also been reported to the aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

"We have taken a serious note of this incident that happened on Monday. We will soon ask the pilots to not bring their own food on flights," said a senior official of the national carrier.

Another official of the airline said the flight AI772 was supposed to leave from Bengaluru for Kolkata at around 11.40 am on Monday but it got delayed by approximately two hours as the captain and the cabin crew member -- who had got into a fight -- had to be "removed and replaced in the plane".

"I have been told that the captain wanted the cabin crew member to clean the tiffin after he finished his meal. Probably, this is what leads to a fight between them. An investigation regarding this incident has already been started. Strict action will be taken," he said.

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