Almost 20 passengers got off a Malaysian aircraft as it was about to take off after they heard the pilots arguing in the cockpit, it has been revealed.
The loud argument scared the passengers as the plane, owned by Malaysia-based Malindo Air, was minutes from take-off at Penang Airport for a scheduled one-hour flight to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
After an apology from the pilot, many of those who had disembarked agreed to get back on board, but seven refused to take that flight.
The plane finally took off with the remaining 52 passengers after a 50 minute delay.Small incidents, such as strange engine noises on planes have worried numerous Malaysians in the wake of the disappearance of MH370 and the shooting down of MH17.
Later, one of the passengers, identified only as Mr Kee, said they had all heard a loud yell from the cockpit when a stewardess opened the door to come out.
Mr Kee said the pilot and the co-pilot were apparently having a 'serious fight.'