The story is going around of two Air India pilots who allegedly got in a cockpit fight yesterday after the captain asked the first officer to write down critical information (how dare he!!!).
Via Yahoo News:
The co-pilot allegedly assaulted the captain inside the cockpit as they were preparing the passenger plane for takeoff from the Indian tourist city of Jaipur to New Delhi on Sunday night, the Hindustan Times newspaper said.
The co-pilot was irritated by his superior’s request to write down critical information for the flight, such as the number of passengers on board, take off weight and fuel uptake, the Times Of India reported.
“The co-pilot took offence at this and reportedly beat up the captain,” the newspaper said, quoting unnamed sources.
“In the larger interest of the airline the commander decided to go ahead with the flight and flew to Delhi,” the daily added.
Goodness, I don’t know which part of that is most, erm, interesting — the fact that the first officer was allegedly offended by the captain asking him to write down critical information, or the fact that the captain made the decision to fly with the first officer after being “beat up,” in “the larger interest of the airline?”