Air India Pilot refused to let Kerala Governor Sathasivam
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An Air India pilot refused to allow Kerala governor P.Sathasivam to board a Kochi-Thiruvananthapuram flight as he turned up so late. However the Governor's office said he reached airport 10 minutes earlier and the flight was scheduled for departure by 10.40pm from Kochi airport.
But the pilot was blunt and he said that he cannot accommodate the Governor as the boarding was over. Officials accompanying the governor tried to intervene but the pilot didn’t budge and this forced the Governor to stay at the guest house in Kochi. Later he took a morning flight and reached Trivandrum.
The governor’s office said it has lodged a complaint with Air India and Aviation Ministry. But so far no officials have responded to this complaint. We hear from reports that, the AI 408 flight was scheduled to take off at 9.15 pm but was delayed till 10.45 pm.