Pilot Buys Pizzas For Passengers Grounded By Storm

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A Frontier Airlines pilot treated his passengers to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.

The food on board was gone by the time the plane landed in Cheyenne. So the pilot had to come up with an alternative--fast.

Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press he got a call at about 10 p.m. Monday just as he was about to send employees home. He says the pilot told him he needed to feed 160 people immediately.

Ritchie says his crew made about 35 pizzas and delivered them to the airport, where the driver handed the food off to flight attendants.

"Next thing you know, Domino's Pizza was rolling up to the plane," passenger Logan Torres told CNN.

Flight attendants started passing the pizza boxes to people. Each row got its own pie.

The television station reports that the flight to Denver, which originated in D.C., left Cheyenne at about 10:30 p.m., shortly after the pizzas arrived.