Edge On The Clock: Pilot Gets Creative To Return Missing Phone To Passenger

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And, one pilot is going above and beyond. A Southwest pilot was caught on video leaning out of the cockpit window, while a ramp worker on the ground jumped up to hand over a passenger’s missing cell phone to him. Southwest says by the time the lost phone was found in the airport, boarding was done and the air craft doors closed. The staff quickly contacted the ground crew, and they creatively came up with a plan to get the phone back to its owner.

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