Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Clash between Delta Airlines pilot and flight attendant delays flight at LaGuardia Airport (KLGA), New York

A Delta Airlines pilot and a flight attendant flew off the handle Monday at LaGuardia Airport, causing a two-hour delay, sources said.

The 54-year-old pilot had a dispute with a 26-year-old flight attendant prior to takeoff aboard the plane bound for Portland, Maine, sources said.

He and the attendant exchanged words in the aisle and he called her “a piece of s---,” a source said.

“His conversation was racist, inconsiderate and unprofessional,” the source said.

Each alleged the other had aggressively grabbed the other’s arm.

As many as six Port Authority police officers, some carrying “huge” guns, interviewed flight attendants in the jet bridge, a source said.

Cops determined neither were injured and made no arrests.

But the crew ordered both to disembark, causing the plane to leave at 1:30 p.m. — two hours late.

A spokesman noted that the plane was operated by a subsidiary of Delta, Endeavor Air.

"Endeavor Air apologizes to the customers on board Endeavor Air flight 3925, operating as Delta Connection, from LaGuardia to Portland, Maine whose travel was inconvenienced as a result of a disagreement between two crew members. The actions of these crew members, as described, in no way reflects the respect, values and professionalism we expect from our employees," the spokesman said.

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