Lawyer: Slater wants to return to air

NEW YORK (AP) - August 12, 2010

/*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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