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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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16.

Sabrinaset    

"A rep for Chappelle explains the incident to TMZ by saying Dave really needed to use the restroom ... and the bathroom on the plane was 'not the kind he needed.'"

I guess we should all be glad Dave didn't open up the window or something! :O

1552 days ago
17.

nita    

hmm!

1552 days ago
18.

Frankie    

Okay, what kind of bathroom did he need?

1552 days ago
19.

stan    

So he will die when. He has been hooked on drugs for years.

1552 days ago
20.

CriticAl    

Yeah, yeah. That dude was high as hell and probably had been up for days.

1552 days ago
21.

Sunshine    

Cuckoo.

He is a funny guy, I hope is alright.

1552 days ago
22.

Abe    

Not the kind of bathroom he needed? I guess that means it didn't have a glory hole in it.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha

x

1552 days ago
23.

Jay    

Who knew that Dolphins love GIRLS!! Seriously, watch this if you don't believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v50DZTJdlU

1552 days ago
24.

Trish    

@Abe A precious metal of yellow color= gold rimmed toilet. Hahaha

1552 days ago
25.

Sheeple Herder    

Well, there was such a huge amount of illegal drugs floating around since Lohan switched over to abusing legal ones, something like this was bound to happen.

1552 days ago
26.

Murgatroyd    

If the bathroom wasn't to his liking, he could've gone in his pants. Lots of his brothers and sisters do.

1552 days ago
27.

JT    

If you've eaten something that doesn't "sit right" with you, trust me, ANY BATHROOM is "the kind he needed."

1552 days ago
28.

Lonnybrooks9571    

I know these kinds Of things make great Headlines for TMZ&The Other Tabloid Print/TV/Magazines.
When does It Ever get tired Of giving people who have more money than brains Another 15 Minutes Of Fame?Maybe It will never End.I worked for A National Music Instrument Retailer-The Has-Beens would shop@The Hollywood Store On Sunset just to see If people recognized them&give them An Ego-Boost-Meanwhile the "Real"Artists/Bands would shop@The Sherman Oaks,CA store where Everybody through the door Is treated like A Regular Joe(Even Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top).

1552 days ago
29.

ezze    

CRACK IS WHACK!!

1552 days ago
30.

No comment    

I bet the pilot was white. Dave said he quit his show because of white people ... white people just messin with him

1552 days ago
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