Recently I've heard a story about a Pilot in a southern African state.. Mozambique i think..
It a quite a funny story, but is it really true?
Some 10 years ago, a 737 pilot who is flying a national route today, is waiting for his first officer. As he didn't arrive until the dep. time, the cpt decided to fly without him (that means, he was alone in the cockpit!), as he know the routing very well!
Takeoff was normal, no problems at all...
Some minutes in flight, the cpt must go to the toilet, but he can't open the door from outside without someone in the cockpit.
He had the idea to put a tape on the door lock, so it can't close...
So.. he went to the toilet and at the same moment there were some little turbulence, the tape went off and the door closed.
Now the pilot was standing outside and couldn't open the door!
And from what I've heard, the pilot was taking a axe and slammed into the door that he could go inside the cockpit!!!
He made an announcement to the passenger: "As you can see, we have a solution for EVERY problem"
HAHA, i couldn't stop laughing for hours!!
Can anyone confirm that or find something in a newspaper ? Thanks very much