And we turn now to a tense exchange between a pilot and an air traffic controller, including name calling. And all of it caught on tape. ABC David Curley in Washington with the story. Good morning.... See More
And we turn now to a tense exchange between a pilot and an air traffic controller, including name calling. And all of it caught on tape. ABC David Curley in Washington with the story. Good morning. Reporter: Safety is the number one concern for the controllers up in the tower and the pilots. That doesn't mean that everybody has a great day every day. And wait until you listen to this conversation. You know what? We'll taxi out there any way we want. It's the moment a delta pilot erupts. I don't like your attitude. Reporter: Talking to a controller, telling him he rolled on to the taxiway that was wrong, L instead of M, that was mic. I don't have an attitude, sir, I'm saying that. There's another plane, like six miles away. Reporter: And the pilot doesn't stop. Your attitude is something. There was no attitude. I was trying to correct you. I make a mistake every two to three minutes, but my attitude isn't like yours. You can try to do that. Reporter: Others were listening, and another pilot chimes in, in defense of the air traffic controller. Settle down, captain happy. Reporter: This incident was no joke, but earlier this month, another air traffic controller tries to make a joke telling a pilot who's landing to abort and fly around. 630 go around. Reporter: No joke for the pilot. You sent us around. Reporter: Maybe the best advice, make the humor straight forward. Like this other controller also in Atlanta. Across the runway 22 right. Don't hit jet blue united 08. Have a splendid day. Reporter: Now nobody was at risk. It was not a problem. But delta says its values call for professionalism and courtesy.
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