An Air India spokesperson denied the fight instead saying it was an argument and nothing more but cockpit confidence has taken a knock and any such dispute will be jumped on quickly.
Perhaps there were always rows and disagreements and it is just our 24/7 rolling news informing travellers of every little issue. However safe flying as the industry needs the confidence of customers to survive.
Sources report the two pilots involved in the Air India disturbance have been taken off duty rosters and an investigation has been launched.
Proper procedure is to delay a flight after an altercation of this kind but this time the flight continued as normal.
Was it a storm is a teacup? Was it another potential crisis avoided but only just?
Worryingly there are reports of previous bad behaviour by the co-pilot while in a plane's cockpit including fighting.
Air India co-pilots are paid poorly and forced to work overtime.
All of that sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Times of India