Kerala Gov misses flight as pilot refuses to wait

Raj Bhavan sources said they had information that the flight would take off at 11. 40 pm.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: December 24, 2015 3:43 am
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Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam on Tuesday night missed an Air India flight from Kochi to Thiruvananthapuram after the pilot allegedly refused to wait for him to board the flight.

While the Governor reached the airport around 11.28 pm after attending functions in Kozhikode and Thrissur, the flight took off at 11.32 pm. He left for Thiruvananthapuram by road on Wednesday.

Air India Kochi manager Patric Xavier said: “We were informed about the Governor’s journey. The flight from Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram via Kochi was scheduled to reach Kochi at 9.15 pm, but it landed in Kochi at 10.58 pm. The pilot said passengers would protest if the flight was further delayed.’’

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Raj Bhavan sources said they had information that the flight would take off at 11. 40 pm.

But, when the Governor reached the airport at 11.28 pm, he saw the flight being pushed back, they said.

 

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  1. Jai Kumar
    Dec 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm
    Last week I missed an international flight because I did not check it in time. What is the difference between me and the Governor Does he hold a Gold Card citizenship.
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      Sandeep
      Dec 24, 2015 at 7:37 am
      The brashness of Rajbhavan Authorities is amazing, as they want to take up this matter now with higher authorities. They must have ured the Governor that Sir, you will not miss this flight come what may. His motorcade would not face any traffic, no security checks, no personal handling of cabin luggage and the boarding pes kept ready. Now the Governor should take action against his staff and issue a statement to close this issue. This way he can retain the respect for his office. The anger shown in comments is very much visible. Actually the article is written in a way as if pilot has acted intentionally to cause inconvenience to Governor.
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        Sandeep
        Dec 23, 2015 at 6:25 pm
        Hope the airline staff is not punished for such arrogance of so called dignitaries.
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          Ashu
          Dec 24, 2015 at 3:17 am
          Pilot is worth praising and should be awarded. He understand the importance of time and wish everyone is like him.
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            Karuppandi_
            Dec 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm
            Sadasivam, YET ANOTHER THIEF Justice of India(Retd.) who negotiated his POST RETIREMENT PLUM POSITION AS GOVERNOR FOR RAW FAVORABLE JUDGEMENTS like K G Balakrishnan THIEF Justice of India(Retd.).
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