Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Mid-Flight

This is just silly:  An Air Canada Jazz pilot left the cockpit to use the bathroom during a flight from Ottawa to Winnipeg, leaving the first officer and a flight attendant in the cockpit (I’m sure there was nothing going on there).  Upon his return, the door was locked and the first officer was unable to open it.  The pilot and first officer spent 10 minutes trying to unstick the door (passengers reported the pilot banging on it like Fred Flintstone when he got locked out of his house in the credits to his show).  Finally they removed the hinges of the door (take note, terrorists!) and the pilot safely landed the plane.  If you were wondering, the first officer could’ve landed the plane on his own.

(Thanks so reader Sanj for the head’s up….)

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