Alec Baldwin's Outburst "Alarmed" Flight Crew, American Airlines Says

Celebrity News Dec. 7, 2011 AT 2:50PM
Alec Baldwin's Outburst "Alarmed" Flight Crew, American Airlines Says Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

The skies aren't looking so friendly for Alec Baldwin.

On Tuesday, the 30 Rock actor was kicked off of an American Airlines flight after he refused to stop playing Words with Friends on his iPhone. Following the incident, Baldwin, 53, bashed the airline on Twitter before deactivating his account entirely.

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The following day, American Airlines issued a statement via their Facebook page responding to "an extremely vocal customer [who] has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday."

According to the airline, when Baldwin refused to turn off his cell phone, he "ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane's lavatory."

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"[He] slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked," American Airlines' statement continues. "They immediately contracted the cabin crew to check the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language."

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Before deleting his Twitter account, Baldwin sniped that American Airline employed "retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s find jobs as flight attendants." 

"No wonder American Air is bankrupt," he added. The 53-year-old actor's rep told Us Weekly, "Alec was asked to leave the flight for playing Words with Friends while parked at the gate. He loves WWF so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it, but he has already boarded another AA flight."

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