Pilots Locked Out Of Cockpit

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Cockpit security was especially tight for a Delta Airlines flight that was supposed to leave LAX Sunday morning. Not even the pilots could get in. There are conflicting reports about exactly what happened with Flight 124 to Atlanta, continuing to Brussels. Early reports based on phone calls from passengers to news agencies suggested a crew member was locked behind the bulletproof door. Later reports only mentioned that the crew that was supposed to take the 767-300 to Atlanta was locked out for four hours while mechanics worked on it.

Delta later confirmed the incident but didn't elaborate on what went wrong with the door. The aircraft had been towed to the gate from a "remote location", according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Bauer. "It was then discovered that the cockpit door was locked," Bauer told KTLA. "A maintenance worker was brought in to unlock the door."