The pilots did it. Put bluntly, that seems to be what the latest report by French air crash investigators is saying. More precisely, the pilots had not been trained to deal with the sudden emergency they faced and lost control.
‘You don’t want to hear the phrase, ‘I’ll be right back,’ either. That’s code for ‘Go f—k yourself,’ according to a woman who used to fly for Northwest and taught me several terms specific to her profession.
‘You know how a plastic bottle of water gets all crinkly during a flight? Well, it happens to people, too, to our insides. That’s why we get all gassy.’
‘So what me and the other girls would sometimes do is fart while we walked up and down the aisle. No one could hear it on account of the engine noise, but, anyway, that’s what we called ‘crop dusting.’