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Egypt Air Capt. And Purser Grapple Infront Of Pax  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3143 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.

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User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Not the kind of behaviour you'd expect in an International airline...

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

I think the chief steward was right as well and in no way should lose his job over this. heaven forbid he try to do his job and look over the safety/health of one of his passengers....

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

And they want to arm pilots...  Insane

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
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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.

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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2882 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!!!

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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

The question I ask is why were they talking/arguing about it in front of passengers anyway - that is very unprofessional.


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User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2752 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.

User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1601 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

Egypt Air Brings a new edge to "inflight entertainment", appearently the steward was no match against the captain,I wonder what is next maybe the Mike Tyson vs Captain?  Smile

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