Somehow Messinger, his copilot, the instructor pilot, and the navigator managed to eject from the airplane carrying the bombs.
Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver.
The workplace dynamic between Whip Whitaker and his copilot, Ken Evans (Brian Geraghty), is another problem.
The copilot on Flight 8501 was Remi Emmanuel Piesel, 46, who despite his age had just 2,275 hours of flying experience.
Normally, at that stage in a flight, the copilot, or second officer, would have been in charge.
In boarding aircraft with a single hatch, the pilot enters first, followed by the copilot and other members of the crew.
Ensign Thomas came aboard and took his place beside his copilot.
O'Malley and Allison dragged the copilot back and crowded him into the narrow rear compartment with the others.
Before the copilot could wiggle free, O'Malley was up forward with the other pistol.
How would you like to copilot a real ship, an American ship?
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