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Flight delayed hours for pilot's sandwich delivery

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A New York-bound flight was reportedly delayed for more than two hours as the pilot waited for a sandwich to be delivered to him. (iStock)

Sometimes a man just needs a sandwich.

On Sunday, a New York-bound flight was reportedly delayed for more than two hours as the pilot waited for a sandwich to be delivered to him.

Pakistani newspaper The Nation reported that Pakistan International Airlines pilot, identified as Flight Captain Noushad, refused to leave Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore until his sandwich arrived from a five-star hotel in the city.

Noushad reportedly stated that he "needed sandwiches at any cost"-- after learning that the inflight menu did not include the gourmet treats and had only peanuts, chips and cookies. The pilot continued to demand the sandwich even after he was informed that it could take as long as two hours to get one from the hotel.

Flight 711 from Lahore to New York, via Manchester, was all set for an on-time departure at 6:45 on Dec. 15. Due to the pilot’s food craving, the flight did not leave until 9:15 a.m. -- a two-and-a-half hour delay.

Airline spokesman Mashhood Tajwar told The Nation that "management had taken a serious notice of the delay of an international flight” and an investigation has been ordered and action will be taken against those responsible for it.

Although, from the looks of it, it seems to be a pretty open-and-shut case of a man and his sandwich.