Pilot's Bathroom Break Forces Landing
Door jammed so he couldn't get back inside cockpit
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2013 10:29 AM CDT
Air India planes are parked in a row.   (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

(Newser) – A sillier reason to ground a plane than a woman singing Whitney Houston songs? How about the pilot locking himself out of the cockpit? An Air India flight was forced to divert and land after a pilot went for a bathroom break ... and couldn't get back to his seat, the BBC reports. "The commander of the flight had left the cockpit for a short while to visit the toilet and on returning to the cockpit found the door locked," the airline said in a statement. "The door had got jammed and all efforts to open the door, even from inside by the co-pilot, failed."

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May 28, 2013 8:50 AM CDT
May 27, 2013 3:33 PM CDT
Something doesn't add up. No emergency tools in the cockpit? How was the door finally opened? Something like this would make anyone go Diarrhea....Was the poor Captain all stainy as he tried to open the door? The poor imbecile. 1942
May 17, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
" Good morning passengers , this is your captain .'Ram Jamb Pilot Door ' speaking ...........