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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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Ejected pilot rescued after military jet crashes in NC

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a pilot was rescued in the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast after he parachuted from what they believe was a Harrier jet as it went down in flames.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Sansoucie says a hotel guest in Wrightsville Beach saw a person eject from the burning plane shortly before 5 p.m. Friday.

When Coast Guard rescuers arrived on the scene, they found a Navy helicopter with two swimmers had hoisted the pilot inside. Sansoucie says it’s unclear whether the pilot was injured.

Sansoucie says no one else was on board.

Coast Guard officials say they believe the aircraft was a Harrier jet. Several squadrons of AV-8B Harriers are based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock.

Source: WSPA News

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One person killed in plane crash in Greenville Co.

GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – One person has died after a small plane crashed in southern Greenville County.

According to the FAA, the plane was a single-engine amateur-built Acroduster plane which crashed in a pasture while attempting to land at Oakhill Airpark.

There was only one person on the plane when it went down near Oak Hill Road around 5:30pm, according to the Greenville County Coroner and the Sheriff’s Office.

Mary Black, a witness at the scene says her father and husband saw the plane spiral down and crash into a field.

“The plane was engulfed in flames and it was just so hot they couldn’t get close enough to do anything,” said Black.

The plane was on fire when firefighters from the Dunklin Fire Department arrived. The NTSB will be investigating the cause of the crash.

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FedEx employee naps, is shipped with packages to Texas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A FedEx Express hub worker fell asleep in the loading area of the plane and ended up on an early-morning flight to Texas.

The Commercial Appeal reports the employee, who wasn’t identified, reportedly woke up in mid-flight, knocked on the cabin door and communicated with pilots via telephone.

The pilots didn’t open the cabin door, but directed the employee to sit in an extra seat in the cargo hold for landing, said Kelly Campbell, director of Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas.

On the ground in Lubbock, Campbell says the man was questioned by airport police and other law enforcement officials, but he wasn’t arrested.

She called the Friday morning incident “very unusual.”

FedEx spokesman Jim Masilak said in an emailed statement that there ...

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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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Egyptian plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers released

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian man hijacked an EgyptAir plane Tuesday and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus, where most passengers were eventually freed, though four crew members and three passengers remained on board with the hijacker, Egyptian and Cypriot officials said.

The man’s motivation was unclear, but Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said the hijacking was “not something that has to do with terrorism” and a Cyprus government official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the man “seems (to be) in love.”

Anastasiades, appearing alongside European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Nicosia, was asked by reporters whether he could confirm that the incident was about a woman...

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