NEWS Air India grounds two pilots after captain ‘beaten up’ in cockpit

Air India has grounded two of its pilots after a dispute between the pair just before takeoff, the airline has said.

The captain and first officer came to blows in the cockpit as they were preparing the passenger plane for departure from the Rajasthan city of Jaipur to Delhi on Sunday night.

The first officer was irritated by his superior’s request to write down critical information for the flight, such as the number of passengers on board, takeoff weight and fuel uptake, the Times of India reported.