AMERICAN PIE star Jason Biggs had the plane flight from hell on Friday (06FEB04) when the AMERICAN AIRLINES pilot flying him to New York turned to God.

The unnamed pilot started the flight by announcing he had just returned from Central America, where he had become a fervent Christian.

He then asked Christian passengers to raise their hands and criticised everyone else. He later apologised to his crew for his comments.

A passenger on the flight, on which Biggs was in first class, says, "He put the fear of God into us. It was a very uncomfortable flight."

American Airlines bosses are considering reprimanding the pilot, but admit they welcome employees from all religions, creed and walks of life and they have no flight rules for staff who preach.

09/02/2004 09:45