Terror threats that delayed two airplanes at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this week prompted an intense exchange between the irate American Airlines pilot and the control tower.
“Yeah, well, they need to get off the phone and give me some information now,” the pilot told the control tower. “OK. I’m the captain of this airliner and I need information pronto.”
The pilot lost patience Monday when the control tower insisted that the arriving plane needed to wait in the area where it was parked before unloading passengers.