Pilot Thrown Off Plane for Cursing

Isn’t this supposed to be the other way around, where the passenger is thrown off for disrupting the flight? Apparently not.

First-class passengers aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit heard the pilot step aboard on his cellphone, “swearing up a storm,” saying, “‘F this’ and ‘F that.'” They confronted the pilot, who became even more irate, swearing at passengers. LVPD and the FAA were called, who pulled the pilot off the plane for questioning. The flight was eventually canceled.

Good move by the passengers, I say. I wouldn’t want an irate, swearing pilot flying the plane I’m on — because I know what I do if I’m mad and get behind the wheel: pay less attention to my driving and more attention to whatever it is I’m mad about. I don’t know about you, but I’d want the full attention of the pilot focused on the job of flying the plane.