Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2252 times:
I think the purser was right;
MS983, a Boeing 777-200 bound for New York JFK, was delayed for several hours on Thursday (15Aug) after the captain and chief steward grappled with each other in front of passengers.
The dispute broke after the captain refused the steward's request to bring the airport doctor aboard to treat a woman suffering from piles, according to the story published in major newspapers.
The captain argued that there was no time for a doctor, punched the steward because he insisted, and crew members had to step in to end the fight. The captain ordered the chief steward off the plane, but a doctor was nevertheless brought in and gave the bleeding passenger a shot that allowed to her to remain aboard the plane.
EgyptAir chairman Gabdel Fattah Katu has ordered an investigation into the incident, pending which the unnamed captain and steward will not be allowed to work.
According to Al-Gomhuriya newspaper, the chief steward has also filed a lawsuit against the captain.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
Both should be suspended from work. The captain punched first, so therefore he should be disciplined aswell. But it must have been a embarassing incident, plus it would have no good to the airlines image.
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
BACKFIRE,that is so true.
i think what you have here is a captain who was questoned and he was wrong.he couldnt take the fact he wasnt giving the orders.
he shouldnt be fired but i think he needs a little probation,happens again yer outta here!!!
Snoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
Personally I think the captain was right to object to a doctor coming on board (not to whacking the steward though...). If a passenger is that sick before the plane has even departed they should be deplaned and seek medical attention on the ground.