Pilot Gets Stuck in Toilet

Posted on November 18, 2011

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A pilot’s trip to the toilet set off a turbulent few minutes aboard a New York City-bound flight on Wednesday, reports the LA Times.

During an 18-passenger Chautauqua Airlines flight from Ashville, N.C., to LaGuardia Airport, the pilot stepped out of the cockpit to take a bathroom break before landing.

Presumably after relieving himself, the pilot tried to return to the cockpit to land the plane — which was in a holding pattern above the airport — but his attempt was thwarted by a broken door latch. After several minutes banging on the door, he was eventually freed and managed to land the plain without incident.

Fighter pilots were alerted, but were never sent to intercept the plane.

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