The pilots turned the engine off and returned to the airport.
But these pilots did not return to the Mess to relate their stories.
The pilots returned to work only after a Federal judge found them in contempt.
After several weeks, the pilot has just returned with his full, terrible report.
The pilot turned the plane around and return to Kinshasa.
The remaining pilots either never struck or have returned to work.
By the time the pilot returned, the engine was cool and ready to fly again.
But no pilot has ever returned from that, or from any of the others.
If the pilot abandoned his mission and returned to base, there was no problem.
The pilot and plane returned to base without further incident.