Air India Pilot Locked Out Of Cockpit - Flight Forced To Land
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Air India Pilot Locked Out Of Cockpit

Air India Pilot Locked Out Of Cockpit

Air India Flight AI 403 was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Bhopal after the pilot in command was locked out of the cockpit. The incident apparently took place 13 May 2013 on flight scheduled from Delhi to Bangalore.

The BBC says it obtained confirmation of the story and the following quotes from the Air India:

"The commander of the flight had left the cockpit for a short while to visit the toilet and on returning to the cockpit found the door locked. The door had got jammed and all efforts to open the door, even from inside by the co-pilot, failed," an Air India statement said.

"The co-pilot, after taking permission from ground control, diverted the flight to Bhopal and landed...at 17:55 hrs."

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The commander of the flight had left the cockpit for a short while to visit the toilet and on returning to the cockpit found the door locked. The door had got jammed and all efforts to open the door, even from inside by the co-pilot, failed, an Air India statement said.