Pilot Accidentally Locked Out of Cockpit During Air India Flight

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Sometimes accidents happen when you really have to go to the washroom. On a recent Air India flight from New Delhi to Bangalore the pilot took a quick break to go empty the tank so to speak, and returned to find themself locked out of the cockpit.

A mechanical malfunction jammed the lock on the cockpit door and it could not be opened from either the cabin side or the cockpit. The co-pilot was forced to fill in for the remainder of the flight and look after the landing while the captain was stranded in the cabin. How embarrassing.

Once the plane arrived the plane was soon repaired and returned to service.

Find out more about this from CBC News

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Steph Spencer

Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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