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VIDEO: Man removed from flight for using bathroom before takeoff

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight after using the bathroom against crew instructions shortly before takeoff.

Kima Hamilton says he urgently needed to use the bathroom April 18 while on a Milwaukee-bound plane in Atlanta. He says takeoff was delayed and the flight wasn’t moving, so he decided to go.

Cellphone video shows Delta agents asked Hamilton to de-board after he got back to his seat, but he refused. The crew emptied the aircraft and allowed everyone but Hamilton back on.

Delta says it’s imperative passengers comply with crew instructions, especially at critical points of takeoff and landing.

Hamilton says FBI agents met him at the gate but didn’t arrest him. He got a partial refund but says it wasn’t enough to cover another ticket.

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Pilot helps traveling mom by caring for baby on flight

(WFLA) — Looking after one baby on a plane would be hectic enough, but when one mom had two babies she needed an extra lap!

A flight crew member posted this photo on Instagram and explained one mom was traveling with two babies and couldn’t hold both children on her lap during the flight.

She wrote they had to solve the dilemma of the missing lap.

Luckily, a traveling pilot named Tom graciously volunteered his lap and made a new little friend.

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Teens barred from United flight because they were wearing leggings

DENVER (AP) — Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings.

United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said the girls were not allowed onto the Sunday morning flight because they were traveling under an employee travel pass that includes a dress code.

That dress code bars pass travelers from wearing spandex or lycra pants such as leggings. Guerin says the teenagers agreed to change their clothing and take a later flight.

The airline’s actions sparked a backlash on Twitter. Activist Shannon Watts of Denver tweeted that she witnessed Sunday’s events and questioned United’s decision to police women’s clothing.

Guerin says ticketed passengers are not subject to the same dress code and can wear...

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Pilots report ‘near miss’ with model plane near Columbus airport

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Federal authorities were called after two airline pilots on approach to Port Columbus reported seeing a model plane in their flight path.

It happened around 11pm Tuesday at the Brentnell Community Center, which is near Port Columbus International Airport.

According to Columbus police, two pilots saw the remote controlled plane flying dangerously close. One of those pilots described it as a ‘near miss,’ according to police.

Columbus police and Port Columbus police responded to the initial report. Officers interviewed the pilot and took pictures of the model plane.

The model plane appeared to be a Horizon Hobby Apprentice S. According to the manufacturer, the electric plane weighs about three pounds and has a wingspan of 59 inches.

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