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US pilot broadcasts homophobic rant

Sat 25 Jun 2011 In: International News

An American commercial airline pilot has been stood down after making homophobic and misogynistic rants wyhich were accidentally broadcast through the air traffic control radio system. The Southwest Airlines pilot, who has not been identified, voiced a tirade of bitter comments against gays and what he considered ugly female airline cabin attendants. "It's just a constant stream of of gays, grannies and grandes... I don't give a fuck, I hate 100% of their asses," he said. He complained he had visited just three bars with co-workers, "with two girls, one of them that was probably do-able... I still wouldn't want anyone to know if I had banged them."  He referred to the airline's Houston hub as "easily one of the ugliest bases... it's all these fucking old dudes and grannies and there's maybe a handful of cute chicks." The slagging occurred on March 25 but has only now been made public. The pilot was stood down but is now back at work after undergoing 'diversity training.'    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 25th June 2011 - 7:29pm

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