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Video: Pilot reassures passengers after getting locked out of cockpit during flight

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Feb 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-01 20:09:59-05

Passengers on a Delta flight recently had an unusual experience midair when their pilot announced he had been locked out of the cockpit of the aircraft, and a passenger captured footage of the pilot reassuring those aboard.

The pilot was reportedly locked out after the door to the cockpit door jammed, and the co-pilot was trapped on the other side. A passenger said the pilot told them he had been locked out after leaving the cockpit to use the restroom. The co-pilot was able to safely land the plane, which was carrying 160 people. See the video above for footage of the pilot addressing passengers as well as details regarding the incident. The plane was traveling from Minneapolis to Las Vegas.