Five times flights ran into turbulent people like Pappu Yadav

Published: 25th March 2017 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2017 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

A file photo of Bihar MP Pappu Yadav

By Express News Service
  1. Ravindra Gaikwad: The Shiv Sena MP hit an Air India staffer 25 times with his slippers, upset about having had to fly economy class from Mumbai to Delhi. He had been given the option to get a refund on his business class ticket, as last-minute changes necessitated an all-economy flight. But he chose to fly economy, refused to get off the flight when it reached Delhi and then hit the AI staffer who requested him to deboard.


  1. Kapil Sharma: Reports say the well-known comedian of Hindi entertainment got very drunk on a flight and hit his co-star Sunil Grover, on an Air India flight from Melbourne to Mumbai. There were very public apologies and dismissals of them in the following days, after having washed their dirty linen mid-flight.


  1. Priyanka Chopra: A few years ago, the actress reportedly had a tiff with a co-passenger. Reports said the passenger, who was a doctor, objected to the actress speaking on the phone before the plane took off and that it led to a shouting match between the two.


  1. Pappu Yadav: In June 2015, the Bihar MP reportedly threatened a senior air hostess that he would beat her up with chappals if she tried to enforce safety rules.


  1. Poorna Patel: In 2010, an Air India flight was reportedly aborted less than 12 hours ahead of departure, as AI was forced to deploy it as a charter plane for Poorna Patel, daughter of former minister of state for civil aviation Praful Patel.


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