Airline Pilot's Profane Rant Recorded
WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE: An audio recording of an airline pilot's expletive-laden, homophobic rant about his flight attendant colleagues has emerged after being inadvertently broadcast over an air traffic control channel. The recording captured the Houston-based Southwest Airlines pilot, whom the company would not identify, talking with the first officer in the cockpit about his apparent lack of romantic interest in any of the "continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes" that he said are flight attendants for the airline. The pilot was initially suspended without pay after the incident on March 25, although Southwest representatives would not say for how long. The mystery pilot has since been allowed to return to work after completing a course on diversity.