In the latest episode of “Airlines Gone Wild,” meet Jonathan Dunn, the Delta first officer who turned a routine flight into a mid-air melodrama. Picture this: disagreement between captain and co-pilot about diverting due to a passenger’s sneeze, and boom, we’ve got ourselves a blockbuster.
In a plot twist that even Hollywood would find hard to believe, Dunn, armed with his Federal Flight Deck Officer status and a gun, decided a medical diversion warranted a showdown. Pointing the barrel at the captain, he delivered a script-worthy threat – “Divert this flight, and I’ll make it a blockbuster.”
The TSA promptly ejected Dunn from the movie… I mean, the Federal Flight Deck Officer program. Delta, being the drama critic it is, bid farewell to our co-pilot star, refraining from spilling the beans on the ongoing aviation authority investigation. Cue the suspenseful music.
No spoilers on the specific route, though. Will the flight divert? Will it not? The audience is left on the edge of their seats, wondering if our hero will face 20 years in prison for this unexpected plot twist.
But seriously, what’s wrong with people? Pilots have lives in their hands, million-dollar planes to maneuver, and we get this? It’s like a bad reality show where the contestants forgot they’re not on a deserted island, but rather cruising at 30,000 feet.
And as if that’s not enough drama, we’ve got another pilot from Alaska Airlines trying to shut off the engines mid-flight. Talk about a double feature! Apparently, he mixed psychedelics with a midlife crisis, making for a wild ride. Someone get the FAA a script doctor, because mental health might just be the next blockbuster in aviation safety.
In the end, a Delta pilot’s career crashes and burns, all because of a heated disagreement about a medical diversion. Stay tuned for the next episode of “Aviation Soap Opera” – it’s bound to be a turbulent ride!