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Lawyer: Slater wants to return to air

August 12, 2010 7:01:54 PM PDT
A flight attendant suddenly famous for his expletive-filled exit from a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport wants to return to flying.

Steven Slater's attorney, Howard Turman, said at news conference Thursday outside his client's home that flying "is in his blood."

Turman says the 38-year-old airline veteran is a likable man who enjoys people and did his job properly.

Slater briefly thanked all the people who had sent him support and love since his Monday meltdown aboard a JetBlue flight.

Travelers say Slater cursed at passengers over the public address system after several odd run-ins with them during the 90-minute flight from Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors say he deployed the emergency slide and made an escape. He's charged with criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.


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