Thursday, August 31, 2006

Pilot Locks Himself Out of Cockpit

Air Canada pilot goes to the bathroom, only to come back to a locked cockpit door. Is it just me, or is anyone else rapidly losing faith in the airline industry?

In addition to this fiasco, there's the sad, recent case of the air traffic controller working alone and on 2 hours of sleep, which tragically (and unknowingly) conspired with experienced pilots taking off down the wrong (and unlit) runway - resulting in America's first fatal commercial aviation accident since 2001.

But back to the peeing pilot. I'm just curious to know who cleaned up the subsequent "accidents" left by all of the passengers after seeing their pilot beating on the cockpit door with 30 minutes to go until landing.

Good grief. Canadians.

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