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Pilot locked out of cockpit, First Officer makes emergency landing

Delta pilot locked out of cockpit.
Delta pilot locked out of cockpit. Image by Prayitno / CC BY 2.0

A First Officer of a Delta flight had to make an emergency landing at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport when the pilot became locked out of the cockpit due to a door malfunction. The pilot had left the cockpit and, upon returning, found the door jammed. It is unclear what caused the door malfunction. A spokesperson for the airline said that all Delta pilots are trained to land aircraft in case of emergencies. No one was injured, and Delta is investigating what caused the door jam. Read more: travelmole.com