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LISTEN: Pilot Back In The Sky After Shocking Anti-Gay Rant

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A Southwest Airlines pilot is back in the skies after accidentally broadcasting a profane, gay-bashing tirade directed at the Chicago-based flight crews he worked with.

The pilot, whose name the airlines did not choose to disclose, apparently went through diversity training after describing the crews as a "continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes" and "eleven f***ing over-the-top, f***ing a**-f***ing homosexuals."

With his headset microphone stuck on "broadcast," his tirade went out to air traffic control and all the other aircraft in the area.

Southwest said Wednesday that the pilot was reinstated after going through diversity training. The incident happened in March and was reported this week by KPRC-TV in Houston.

"The actions of this pilot are, without question, inconsistent with the professional behavior and overall respect that we require from our employees," said Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King. She said the pilot was reprimanded and suspended without pay, although she wouldn't say for how long. She said he apologized to air-traffic controllers and his bosses at Southwest.

Southwest said it also apologized to its flight attendants and pilots. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND TO LISTEN TO THE TAPE

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