JetBlue: Passenger accounts differ from Slater's

As the fed-up flight attendant becomes a populist hero, the airline says no one on board has corroborated his story


Samantha Bomkamp
August 13, 2010 8:44PM (UTC)

An internal memo from JetBlue condemns flight attendant Steven Slater's deploying of a plane's emergency slide and says the airline still doesn't know what prompted his now-famous exit.

In a memo obtained by The Associated Press, JetBlue's chief operating officer says the airline is still investigating the incident, but that no one has yet corroborated Slater's version of events.

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Slater's attorney says an uncooperative passenger prompted his behavior. In the memo, JetBlue, based in Forest Hills, N.Y., says several passengers on the Monday flight "have given interviews that tell a different story."

Slater has been hailed as a hero on social networking sites for what seems to be the ultimate "take this job and shove it" moment.


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