Pilot locks himself in Lavatory, creates terror scare

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    An AA pilot could not get out of the lav, creating an impression that a terrorist act may be in motion. Apparently the Lav door jammed and he couldnt get out.

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    These are the times we live in!:( Thanks for sharing!;)
     
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    Somewhat OT, since it didn't happen on an airplane, but in college, the same thing happened to me in the dorm. I had to keep yanking on the door until someone walked down the hall, and they called maintenance to come get me out. Very embarassing. :oops: Although, now, over 10 years later, it's pretty damn funny! :D
     
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    So when will an accent no longer be grounds enough for being thought a terrorist?
     
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    Now I see why Ryan Air only wants to have one bathroom on board ;). Its a little strange that the FAs didnt inform the cockpit what was going on...Oh well...At least nothing serious happened.
     
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    good point. we wouldnt want an episode of benny hill to break out on board....pilots running around getting locked in bathrooms would only be funny on tv......Oh how I miss benny slapping the little bald guy on his head......they dont make tv like that anymore.........

    I know from SMD3 that there is a secret latch on the outside of the door to unlock it as well if a pax isnt coming out. the entire locking mechanism must have failed.
     
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    I think it was a DL flight operated by Chatauqua :)
     
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    Maybe he was reading a really good book and the door jamming was his excuse to not get back to work... lol
     
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    When terrorists stop having accents?
     
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    Yeah, Timothy McVeigh's upstate New York accent should have raised a red flag! :D
     

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