Man accused of slapping crying boy on flight loses his job
February 18th, 2013
01:19 AM ET

Man accused of slapping crying boy on flight loses his job

An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 2-year-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job.

Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor for the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley had been let go.

"Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statementfrom AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it since learning of the matter on Friday afternoon.

"As of Sunday, the executive is no longer employed with the company."

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  1. Govani

    I caught a flying baby at the airport.
    Its true. If only it had been on video. That early AM, I was on the electric underground tram-train taking me to an outer airport hub. And by a rare stroke of luck, I had nothing in my hands. A lady came running, in high heels, with a baby carriage, on the platform to board the tram.

    One could see as she ran toward the rain, that I was already inside of, that she was a high strung, over-dressed (ie., man shopping) lady. The doors of the train were going to close any second. The front wheels of the carriage hit the gap, about 1.5 inches or more, between the train and the platform. The carriage instantly froze in position as its front wheels hit the gap.

    The baby, was apparently not strapped in, and literally flew. I was about 4 feet away, exactly in the flight path.
    I raised my arms, and "bump", the baby was in my arms. Quite an amazing event of luck and timing. At least I think so.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
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