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Monday, April 9, 2007

 

Northwest flight cancelled due to pilot’s obscenity-laced outburst

‘A Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit from Las Vegas was cancelled because the pilot was yelling obscenities during a cellphone conversation while people were boarding, and cursed one passenger, a federal official said Saturday.

The pilot was apparently in a heated cellphone conversation in the cockpit, then went into a lavatory, locked the door and continued the conversation, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said Saturday.

“Passengers who were boarding the aircraft could hear his end of it,” Gregor said.

Las Vegas police were sent Friday to McCarran International Airport to investigate, Gregor said. Authorities were told that the pilot cursed one passenger who confronted him, Gregor said.’




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