Pilot assaults engineer inside cockpit

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Chennai: An Air India flight engineer was assaulted by a pilot of Air India inside the cockpit of Air India’s flight AI 143 from Chennai to Paris.

Reports suggested that the Pilot Maniklal and engineer Kannan had an argument inside the cockpit with ensued in a fight among the two.

Kannan who was injured in the incident, was taken to the hospital with a bleeding nose. The flight had 142 people on board took off after a delay of nearly two hours.

The pilot reportedly locked himself up inside the cockpit following the brawl. He has been taken for medical examination. Air India officials said that they would order a probe into the incident.

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