A heated dispute between a pilot and cabin crew member delayed the departure of a flight from New York by two hours.
The male pilot and female flight attendant were hauled off the plane by armed Port Authority officers after the row developed.
Both crew members accused the other of grabbing their arm. One onlooker accused the pilot of ‘racist, inconsiderate and unprofessional’ behaviour, according to reports. The Delta Connection flight to Maine was operated by Endeavor Air.
Endeavor Air released a statement apologising to customers ‘inconvenienced as a result of a disagreement between two crew members’.
“The actions of these crew members, as described in no way reflects the respect, values and professionalism we expect from our employees,” it said.