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'Student pilot tried to open Alaska Airlines plane cockpit multiple times mid-flight'

Old Mar 13, 2024, 5:29 pm
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Post 'Student pilot tried to open Alaska Airlines plane cockpit multiple times mid-flight'

This CBS News story about a March 3 incident on board a flight from "California to Virginia" reads like the individual has a severe mental health issue, but it must have been disconcerting for everyone aware of what was going on.

Student pilot tried to open Alaska Airlines plane cockpit multiple times mid-flight, complaint says

The NBC account is similar but identifies the flight as AS 322 SAN-IAD.

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Old Mar 13, 2024, 6:07 pm
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I just read about it and then yours.

Along the lines of less than mainstream Alaska pilots, the pilot of a flight that I was on yesterday appeared to be French; his English was very good, but an accent could be sensed in a word such as seat.

By the way, has anyone ever flown on an Alaska flight with two women in the cockpit?
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Old Mar 13, 2024, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Fredd
This CBS News story about a March 3 incident on board a flight from "California to Virginia" reads like the individual has a severe mental health issue, but it must have been disconcerting for everyone aware of what was going on.

Student pilot tried to open Alaska Airlines plane cockpit multiple times mid-flight, complaint says

The NBC account is similar but identifies the flight as AS 322 SAN-IAD.
Are we training these people to fly commercial airplanes? Or any airplanes?
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Old Mar 13, 2024, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by vanillabean
I just read about it and then yours.

Along the lines of less than mainstream Alaska pilots, the pilot of a flight that I was on yesterday appeared to be French; his English was very good, but an accent could be sensed in a word such as seat.

By the way, has anyone ever flown on an Alaska flight with two women in the cockpit?
Why is a pilot that is French a problem? He could have dual citizenship, or not. Does it matter? As long as he is competent then so what?

I have been on several flights with two women...this is not unique. What are you getting at here?
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Old Mar 13, 2024, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by WebTraveler
Why is a pilot that is French a problem?
Not at all, just not seen often. He was quite competent and informative by the way.

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I have been on several flights with two women...this is not unique. What are you getting at here?
Just that I haven't (but don't mind). Simply curious.
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Old Mar 13, 2024, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by vanillabean


By the way, has anyone ever flown on an Alaska flight with two women in the cockpit?
Not Alaska that I know of, but I did fly KEF-SEA with two female pilots. The only reason I know this is we had a perfect view into the cockpit from the jet bridge in KEF. I could not care less what nationality, ethnicity, or gender a pilot is, as long as they are skilled.
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