A former Delta Air Lines co-pilot is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening to shoot a captain during a flight. The two pilots were arguing over potentially diverting the flight because of a “passenger medical event,” according to a U.S. Department of Transportation document. The lethal threat wasn’t empty because the pilot was authorized to carry a firearm in the cockpit.
A Utah grand jury recently indicted Jonathan Dunn with a count of interference with a flight crew, according to CBS News. The incident itself took place on August 22, 2022, when Dunn was employed as a first officer with Delta Air Lines but is no longer flying for the Atlanta-based carrier. According to the USDOT statement, he allegedly “told the Captain they would be shot multiple times if the Captain diverted the flight.”
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