Flight diverted because pilot locked out of cockpit
May 16th, 2013 by elisa

An Air India flight was forced to divert and land after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit during a toilet break.

“The commander of the flight had left the cockpit for a short while to visit the toilet and on returning to the cockpit found the door locked,” an Air India statement said.

“The door had got jammed and all efforts to open the door, even from inside by the co-pilot, failed. The co-pilot, after taking permission from ground control, diverted the flight to Bhopal and landed…at 17:55 hrs.”

The flight from Delhi to Banalore was diverted to Bhopal airport, where the door was fixed by maintenance engineers. It resumed its journey less than three hours later.


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