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A Lawsuit…against the Pilot?

Rueters is reporting that six German airline passengers who said they were being held against their will on an aircraft stuck on the runway for hours at Berlin's Tegel airport during a snowstorm have filed "false imprisonment" charges.

What is rather odd about this incident is that the passengers filed charges against the pilot of a British Airways Berlin-London flight after that sat on the runway for seven hours before it could take off.

Over on this side of the pond, we Yankees have a much better understanding of what the term “Pilot-in-Command” means. Good thing this didn’t happen on one of the Big Three U.S. carriers, or the poor souls on board could have overdosed on cheap pretzels and warm soda pop.

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