Transcript for Caught on Tape: Pilot Erupts With Anger
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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