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Captain of delayed flight in Wyoming, US, orders pizzas to placate passengers

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 July, 2014, 12:04am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 July, 2014, 12:04am
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Faced with hungry -and potentially grumpy - passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, Wyoming, for a couple of hours. Local Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie said he got a call about 10 pm on Monday just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said pilot Gerhard Bradner told him he needed to feed 160 people - fast.

"I put my hand over the phone and I said: 'Guys, you're coming back,"' Ritchie said, recalling what he told his employees.

In all, they made about 35 pizzas and delivered them to the airport, where the driver handed the food off to flight attendants.

KUSA-TV reported that the flight, which had taken off from Washington, left shortly after the pizzas arrived.