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An Alaska Airlines flight was delayed earlier this week after two pilots who were supposed to fly the aircraft couldn’t get along, the airline said Thursday.
Alaska flight AS1080 from Washington to San Francisco was returned to the gate before taking off Monday after the two pilots "had a professional disagreement," the airline told Fox Business in a statement on the matter.
"While this situation was unfortunate, in the interest of safety, the pilots did the right thing," the airline said. "Both the captain and the first officer were evaluated by management, and it was determined they remained fit to fly. We swapped crews and the flight continued to San Francisco. We apologized to our guests for the inconvenience this caused."
Passengers who claimed to be on the flight tweeted that part of the more than two-hour delay was due to a storm they were waiting out on the tarmac while aboard the plane. However, they said the flight was further delayed after the two pilots had an apparent argument and turned the plane around to the gate.
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