• An Alaska Airlines flight was reportedly delayed due to its pilots falling out.
  • Five Twitter users relayed the same incident, which was also reported by travel site One Mile At A Time.
  • A pilot announced the plane would return to the gate and one would leave for safety reasons, per reports.

An Alaska Airlines flight was delayed after the pilots onboard got into an argument, forcing the plane to return to the airport terminal, according to five similar reports of the incident on Twitter.

One Mile at a Time first reported the news.

On Monday, Alaska flight AS1080 from Washington to San Francisco was delayed by two and a half hours, according to flight-tracking websites Cirium and Flight Aware.

Part of the delay was due to bad weather conditions but another factor was that two pilots didn't get along, five Twitter users, who claimed to be passengers onboard the flight, posted on Monday.

One of the pilots announced to the passengers that the plane was returning to the airport gate where he would disembark the plane because he and the other pilot couldn't get along, per the Twitter posts. This decision was made in the interest of safety, the pilot said, according to the Twitter posts.

Alaska Airlines didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment made outside of US operating hours. It wasn't clear what the pilots were arguing about.

One Twitter user uploaded a clip, which they said was the end of the pilot's announcement.

Another Twitter user posted a video, which they claimed was one of the pilots walking away from the flight.

"After an hour and a half delay, we now return to the terminal due to 'a failure of the captain and first officer to get along'," one of the Twitter users wrote.

The pilot who left the plane was "fuming" after returning to the airport gate, another person tweeted.

One Twitter user posted that the flight had already been pushed back because of bad weather, but then the pilot said he and his first officer couldn't get along and left the plane for safety reasons.

Another Twitter user, who also said they were onboard the plane, described the incident as "incredibly unprofessional" and said the flight attendants had no idea what was going on.

According to one passenger, who also tweeted about being on the flight, Alaska Airlines offered them $175 for the disruption.

One Mile at a Time reported that Alaska Airlines found a replacement pilot who was supposed to fly to Los Angeles the same day. The Los Angeles flight had longer delays than the San Francisco flight, according to the report and Flight Aware.

The alleged incident comes at a time when airlines are scrambling to provide full services to passengers during high summer demand, as well as severe staff shortages after the COVID-19 pandemic. Crew members have spoken out about their experiences of heavy workload and angry, abusive passengers amid flight delays and cancelations. 

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