A passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight “inadvertently” locked the cockpit door shortly before it was scheduled to take off, delaying a flight from San Diego to Sacramento. The carrier described the incident in a special statement, and social media circulated a photo in which the pilot “crawls” into the plane through the cockpit window.
The incident, which happened on Wednesday, was reported by Mr. CNN portal. Passengers were boarding a flight from San Diego to Sacramento when “one of the customers opened the restroom door and inadvertently pushed the cabin door which jammed while the pilots were preparing to board,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement to American station. The carrier noted in a statement that the door was opened by “one of the pilots from the deck window and the flight took place as planned”.
“The pilot had to crawl through the window”
One of the plane’s passengers, Matt Rexroad, posted a photo of the unusual intervention on Twitter. “The pilot had to crawl through the cockpit window to open the door so we could board,” he captioned the photo with the pilot boarding the plane, assisted by an airport employee. Southwest Airlines commented under the post: “Well, that’s definitely something you don’t see every day.” – Amazing that this pilot did everything in his power to make this flight. We only had an eight-minute delay,” Rexroad told CNN.
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