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Rockies Coach’s Team Plane Cockpit Visit Triggers Federal Investigation

Apr 19, 2024

Colorado Rockies hitting coach Hensley Meulens has triggered investigations by the FAA and United Airlines after a since-deleted video on social media showed him in the cockpit of the team’s charter mid-flight.

“I’m gonna land the plane tonight,” Meulens says in the video. “So relax.”

In the video, Meulens is seated in one chair with a pilot in the other one. The incident happened on the team’s April 10 flight from Denver to Toronto. The Rockies played three games against the Blue Jays on April 12, 13, and 14.

“We’re deeply disturbed by what we see in that video, which appears to show an unauthorized person in the flight deck at cruise altitude while the autopilot was engaged,” United Airlines said in a statement, adding that it has grounded the pilots involved while its investigation is underway.

Source: Front Office Sports

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