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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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211.

Dragonfly42086    

He always seems to flip out in public. This guy should've never become famous lol.

1567 days ago
212.

marcia    

He must of gotten a hold to some of the same type of wacky tobacky that Martin Lawrence got a hold to. And in response to him walking away from a multi-million dollar contract...I saw him on Oprah and The Screen Actor's Studio Guild (?). How can you blame a guy for standing up for what he believes in and for whatever his reasons not wanting to sell his soul or be miserable? He was already a millionaire several times over. How many of us are stuck in a job that we hate or no longer enjoy? I envy him in a way for being able to call it quits at such an early age and still be able to live life abundantly. And if push comes to shove he can always continue to do stand up.

1567 days ago
213.

JP    

Dave Chappelle is a comedy GENIUS!!!

1566 days ago
214.

me    

cocaines a helluva drug

1561 days ago
215.

some1    

can bet TMZ are just blowing this all up because no1 hasn't heard much from him these past few years. y'all need to learn to mind your own business

1547 days ago
216.

teadog    

There is no such thing as a violent pot-head

1547 days ago
217.

Hil    

oh come on. wtf? this is a private jet and dave was annoying him so the pilot decided to call him a 'security risk'. This pilot should have his licensed revoked. Yeah i can understand maybe the pilot and him had issues, but labeling someone a security risk should be reserved for terrorists. Stupid.

1540 days ago
218.

Trejas76    

TMZ....You r full of doo doo baby!!! This man is not crazy at all. The realest almost famous celeb there is. Kudos for keeping it real Dave.

1537 days ago
219.

kailkid    

it sounds like he was on a pshycadelic drug, like maybe mushrooms

1522 days ago
220.

leezybreezy    

It's the brownies...look DAV don't mess with the brownies. They will have you tripping harder than anything you could ever imagine.

1442 days ago
221.

konscious    

well it's official. walk away from the Illuminati and get slandered on the news, libeled on the net, then possibly arrested with some trumped up charges and maybe murdered. thank you Hollywood.

1426 days ago
222.

marie rosee    

TMZ is a scavenger of a source for factual information...Hungry S***s... quick to step on individual for a piece of Bread

1386 days ago
223.

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1359 days ago
224.

bdjoker1    

I hate negative people

392 days ago
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