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Disgruntled Swiss pilot goes against communication protocol

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Oct. 12, 2018

A pilot for Swiss International Airlines is being criticized by air traffic controllers in Zurich for unprofessional behavior when he got angry about a delay and switched to Swiss German on the radio.

Pixabay Disgruntled Swiss pilot goes against communication protocol

Air traffic control communications are supposed to be in English.

He said – roughly translated, ‘I’m so fed up with this damp boggy place, I want to puke’.

The controller responded with a sarcastic ‘very professional’.

A spokeswoman for Swiss says it shows the pilot was interested in a punctual departure and it's only human to be annoyed. 

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