A Northwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit was canceled on Saturday after the captain was overheard swearing on his cell phone in the bathroom as passengers boarded the plane. Here's the official report from Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman-
He used what was described to me as rude language, at some point during the boarding process, he left the cockpit, went into the front lavatory, locked the door and continued his conversation. Passengers who were boarding the aircraft could hear his end of the conversation through the lavatory door. When the captain emerged from the bathroom, a passenger confronted him about his behavior, reportedly prompting more cursing by the pilot of the B757 aircraft.
The police determined that there was no need for a sobriety test and Northwest compensated the passengers, however, they were unable to determine why the pilot was so angry with his wife.
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