One pilot's need for relief caused some panic for his co-pilot, ending with a terror scare in the skies above New York City Wednesday night that can be blamed on the pilot's bladder.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig explains:

The Chautauqua Airlines flight was en route from Ashville, North Carolina to New York's Laguardia Airport when the First Officer radioed in:

(FO) "The Captain has disappeared in the back, and I have someone with a thick foreign accent trying to access the cockpit."

Fighter jets were alerted.  The Captain?  He was caught with his pants down, stuck in the plane's bathroom.  A helpful passenger was trying to alert the First Officer of the toilet troubles.  The flush-faced pilot eventually freed himself from the powder room predicament, explaining to Air Traffic Control:

(Captain) "I, myself, was at the lavatory...uh, the door latch broke, and had to fight my way out of it."

The plane landed safely.

In New York, Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio

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