Ranting pilot back in the skies 

A Southwest Airlines pilot didn’t realize his cockpit microphone was temporarily stuck open when he ranted at his co-pilot about how ugly and unsatisfactory as shack-up partners his flight attendants were. His entire monologue was transmitted over the main air traffic control frequency as controllers and other pilots tried unsuccessfully to break in and shut him up. The airline suspended the pilot without pay, ordered him into sensitivity training and has now put him back in the cockpit.

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