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Indian pilots disciplined after scuffle in cockpit

Air India pilots disciplined after scuffle.
Air India pilots disciplined after scuffle. Image by Rick Schlamp / CC BY-SA 2.0

Two pilots for Air India, India’s national carrier, have been removed from flight duty pending an official investigation, after a fight broke out in the cockpit of an Air India flight from Jaipur to Delhi. Preliminary reports suggest the cause of the dispute was the young pilot addressing the older co-pilot as ‘uncle’, a term which can imply old age and decrepitude. The airline has played down the incident, which did not endanger passenger safety. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com