Flight steward flees plane after row

Steven Slater swore over intercom at customer, grabbed a beer and launched emergency slide as plane landed, say police

Cabin pressure proved too much to bear for a flight attendant when he reacted to an argument with a passenger yesterday by swearing at the offending customer, activating the emergency exit slide, and disembarking on to the tarmac at John F Kennedy international airport with a beer in hand.

Steven Slater was arrested yesterday at his home in Queens, New York, on charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing.

The 39-year-old was working on JetBlue flight 1052 from Pittsburgh when he got into an argument with the passenger, who was pulling down baggage from an overhead bin as the plane came in to land, the Port Authority said.

The luggage apparently

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