NEW YORK — JetBlue passengers say they laughed when they were getting off a plane from Pittsburgh after it landed in New York City and heard a curse-filled announcement.
Instead of being told where to go to find their luggage or catch their connecting flights they heard someone offering an expletive-laden suggestion.
Passenger Kati Doebler tells The Associated Press travelers gasped and giggled after flight attendant Steven Slater’s comments Monday.
Prosecutors say Slater then made a quick exit down the plane’s emergency slide. He’s been charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing. He’s also been suspended by JetBlue Airways Corp.
A defense attorney says Slater didn’t put anyone in danger.
Slater has become a cult hero to many who admire the dramatic way he left his job.
The Associated Press