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May 06, 2008

Air France Pilot Under Investigation For Near Miss…He Was Showing Off For A Young Boy In The Cockpit

I hope the pilot has Plan B for a career lined up. How do you say, ‘would you like fries with that in French?’

Terrified passengers claim their plane had to dodge another jet by suddenly climbing 10,000ft because their pilot was "showing off" to a boy in the cockpit.

The pilot of the flight to Paris suddenly pitched left at 33,000ft and the crew allegedly announced the Airbus A320, with 143 passengers, had got "too close" to another plane.

Taking passengers into the cockpit is contrary to aviation rules brought in after the September 11 terror attacks.

…Shaun Robinson, 40, from Rossendale, said the jet "rocked and rolled" like in a fairground ride and terrified passengers said prayers aloud while children cried.

He claimed: "The pilot was clearly showing off to this young boy," said Mr Robinson, who was on a business trip.

French aviation investigators have released cockpit surveillance video of the incident.


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