Passengers on a Canadian plane had an unsettling in-flight experience after the pilot found himself locked out of the cockpit after a trip to the toilet. Instead of slipping back inside, the Air Canada Jazz pilot was seen banging on the door and talking to his first officer on an internal phone. Crew members were forced to take the door off its hinges to let him back in.
Nice to know that those secure cockpit doors really are secure. A spokesdroid for the airline was careful to point out that
the first officer could have landed the flight by himself…and at no time was the safety or security of passengers compromised
Hmmmm. Of course, in the unlikely event of the first officer being taken ill, or something like that, they might have had a problem.