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Dave Chappelle

Deemed 'Safety Risk'

on Private Jet

7/4/2010 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A private jet carrying comedian Dave Chappelle made an emergency landing in Pittsburgh last night because the pilot couldn't handle Chappelle's erratic behavior, TMZ has learned.

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A source extremely familiar with the incident tells TMZ Chappelle boarded a private jet in New Jersey last night bound for Ohio -- where the actor lives.

During the flight, we're told Dave "freaked out" and refused to put his seat belt on. Then -- according to sources -- Dave repeatedly walked into the cockpit, asking how much longer the flight would be, and started grabbing the pilot's arms.

Sources say the pilot determined Chappelle was a safety risk and diverted the plane to Pittsburgh.

We're told Chappelle then checked into a nearby hotel for the night. Sources at the hotel tell us Dave has been telling hotel employees he wanted to rent a car to drive back to Ohio ... only he couldn't remember where he lived.

Chappelle was spotted wandering out of the hotel early this morning.

A rep for Chappelle explains the incident to TMZ by saying Dave really needed to use the restroom -- he ate something that didn't sit well -- and the bathroom on the plane was "not the kind he needed."

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151.

poopyface    

He had to go poopy.

1470 days ago
152.

nobleday    

Sounds like time for rehab.

1470 days ago
153.

bonersimpson    

Nah man... I know what it feels like when you have to take a **** and you're stuck somewhere that wont allow that **** to take place. I would've freaked out too. No reason any grown man should have to **** his pants and he TOTALLY acted accordingly.

And being a celebrity he was probably getting hassled and just wanted to go the **** back home. You jerks don't realize how "civilians" act around celebs; they feel like they own them and its a BIT invasive and REALLY ****ing enraging.

1470 days ago
154.

bonersimpson    

You all are calling him a racist and that he trashed his career and psycho.... yup, EXACTLY the type of crowd I would imagine would be at a TMZ website. Im not wishing I was never even linked this article. You people are bloodsucking clowns.

He didint trash his career, he still does stand-up QUITE regularly.
He isnt a racist(cynthia J you're a moron) his children are bi-racial and his two best friends are THE whitest white boys ever.
He's not psycho, you werent there. This is TMZ remember. Theyre currently making money off of ad revenue so do they fact check? I highly doubt it. Lets get a word from the pilot... I doubt they dug that far into it.

1470 days ago
155.

Monica    

DAVE NEEDS TO STOP SMOKING THAT WACKY ISH!!! He's a straight up crackhead, and it's obvious. That ish will make you paranoid!! Time for Celeb Rehab Dave :)

1470 days ago
156.

Sally    

I knew this was going to happen, which is wny I posted this last night:

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Once this idiot INEVITABLY OD's, don't try to say he was "murdered" like Jacko's nutty fans are. HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING.

Posted at 9:12 PM on Jul 3, 2010 by Sally

because I knew there would be posts like this, making sure to blame WHITEY for what Chappelle did to himself. Maybe these idiots can hire Joe Jackson's attorney to sue the pilot of the aircraft that Chappelle threatened by entering the ****pit and grabbing the pilot's arms. There are a bunch of idiots that will always blame whitey, AEG, and Murray, who is black, can only be the "fall guy" of course, for Jacko's death and they never mention it wasn't whitey who was putting drugs in Jacko for decades.


DAVE SAID THIS WOULD HAPPEN ..ILLUMINATI .. MAKING HIM LOOK CRAZY BEFORE THEY TRIED TO KILL HIM LIKE THEY DO THE REST ..

Posted at 8:38 AM on Jul 4, 2010 by JOHN DOE

1470 days ago
157.

reg3984    

Land this mutha@#!%^# right the f?&! now!! I'm Dave Chappelle, beeotch!!!

1470 days ago
158.

sarah    

Geez, Bonersimpson really got his panties all twisted up in there. Simmer down little buddy before you crap your drawers again.
Your fallen idol DC is just a once humorous comic who wandered into the wide world of dope. He's not a god, nor is he any kind of hero. Get hold of yourself man before you fall of that same cliff, as many of his other groupies have done.
Also, you shouldn't be calling ladies foul names d**chenozzle.

1470 days ago
159.

TLC    

He won't poo because he didn't have "appropriate" loo?

1470 days ago
160.

Kipper94    

I dont know about you Mr. Pilot....but i smoke rocks! Ahhhh! Charlie Murphy!!!

1470 days ago
161.

rebecca    

Well, he made it back home somehow, because I saw him in town this afternoon. (I live in the same town in Ohio he does.)

1470 days ago
162.

Cooki    

Dude had a bad case of the mud butts! It will make you a little jumpy! He couldn't get comfortable in that little stall and he was probably trying to save the passengers the funk he was about to put down! LMAO!!!

1470 days ago
163.

reeblite    

the guy had to go to the bathroom and didn't like the little jet's little john. that's why the pilot rerooted, chappelle wanted his way, and got it. excentric maybe, but not crazy.

1470 days ago
164.

Dale    

Damn! Dave needs to just say no. Stick to weed man.

1470 days ago
165.

esko    

I bet this is all b.s the pilot could simply lock the **** pit if it was that serious ...this story is b.s

1470 days ago
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