A Huston based Southwestern Airlines pilot takes accidently turns his microphone on, and boradcasts his displeasure for “gays grannies and grandes” because he can’t invite any of them to his “cockpit”. While the pilot was broadcasting his rant, he was prevent the control tower on the ground from communicating with other planes that are trying to land, and make adjustments to their flight patterns.
Here’s a little snippet of his homophobic rant.
“Well, I had Tucson to Indy all four weeks and, uh, Chicago crews … 11 out of 12 … there’s 12 flight attendants, individual, never the same flight attendant twice… Eleven (expletive) over the top (expletive), (expletive) homosexuals and a granny. Eleven. I mean, think of the odds of that. I thought I was in Chicago, which was party-land. … After that, it was just a continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes …”
Southwest Airlines told us the pilot was suspended without pay, but wouldn’t say for how long considering it “a family matter”.
The Federal Aviation Administration also made a statement saying it “expects a higher level of professionalism from flight crews, regardless of the circumstances.”