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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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121.

reeblite    

if there's no drug/alcohol related problems? seriously time for a brain scan.

1483 days ago
122.

BC    

probably wants his own reality show

1483 days ago
123.

BC    

Or maybe he was having an anxiety attack about flying?

1483 days ago
124.

anjel thomas    

I think someone should look closely at his mental state. This isn't the first incident he's had.

1483 days ago
125.

mike    

What an ass, just another reason to hate these above the law
celebrities.

1483 days ago
126.

disgusted    

I really wish there was a day when all pedophiles and junkies would just drop dead.

1483 days ago
127.

sarah    

Why would the Eagles want M. Vick?
He can't sing for crap, and I don't think he plays any instrument, other than the skin flute.
To the MJ fan whining about how he didn't know what he was doing, other than trying to please his fans....The doctor I hired to hang out in my house won't give me drugs without my express approval; and pleasing 10 year old little boys didn't seem to be that much of a problem for Mikey; a few glasses of wine and some porno and bingo...

1483 days ago
128.

SuzyCreamCheese    

Crack is Whack Dude! Get your Chit together!

1483 days ago
129.

gaycanuck    

he was great in "200 Cigarettes"...

1483 days ago
130.

JudgeGerald    

He looks a little like the gay-fish.

1483 days ago
131.

JOHN DOE    

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

1482 days ago
132.

SAY WORD SON    

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH DAVE, HE IS FREAK'N AWESOME!!!!
DAVE COME TO CHICAGO AND DO ANOTHER BLOCK PARTY!!!!

1482 days ago
133.

ohio livin    

christ o mighty, did they say he is headin to ohio walkin ??????? i live in ohio only a hour from the pittsburgh airport. maybe i can pic him up on SR79 and take him to the hood to pic up another 20 piece. what are friends for ????????

1482 days ago
134.

misterbigs    

He's Rick James........Bitch!

1482 days ago
135.

EJ Bailey    

He had the infamous MUD BUTT

1482 days ago
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