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Posted: 10/8/2001 1:06:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2001 1:12:47 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
Landed safely in O'Hare airport after someone tried to break in cockpit- was subdued by passengers. Just broke in on Fox News a few seconds ago. Aircraft was another 767. More to follow.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:09:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl: was subdued by passengers.
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Suppose he has just a small headache?[B)]
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:13:24 PM EDT
Intercepted by two F16's, who escorted it into O'Hare. Probable source of sonic booms reported over Illinois this morning.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:18:29 PM EDT
I'm thinking that the hero status accorded to the "Let's Roll" dudes on the hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania has inspired others to emulate the heroes in the event of another hijacking. Given that, don't you think future unarmed hijackers are going to find the going a little tougher, even to the point of failure?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:23:00 PM EDT
Here we go again.. When will it end?????? These people really need to learn who's boss and who is in charge![-!-!-][chainsawkill][uzi] -Andrea
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:25:04 PM EDT
Let's just be thankful they didn't have any pre-ban nail clippers on them. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:31:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2001 1:28:06 PM EDT by Big_Bear]
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:35:00 PM EDT
So has the pilots asking people before takeoff to help out if such a incident happens. MSNBC is reporting that, according to their Chicago affiliate, the aircraft is on the ground at a remote area of the airport- not at the terminal- and has been borded by Federal officers. Suspect is in custody and the passengers are being interviewed by Federal agents before being moved to the terminal and allowed to disembark.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 1:51:08 PM EDT
Take that dipshit out back and shoot his worthless butt. Seriously, this stuff is sick and we don't need him in the gene pool. [whacko] [50]
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 2:01:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Darin_Marple: Take that dipshit out back and shoot his worthless butt. Seriously, this stuff is sick and we don't need him in the gene pool. [whacko] [50]
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Maybe, maybe not. The news is reporting that this "dipshit" is a mentally retarded young man, who wanted to see the cockpit. On previous flights he had been allowed to visit the pilots, and I guess he doesn't understand the new rules. The fool seems to be his father, who was escorting him and failed to restrain him. Oh, well, life goes on...
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 2:08:26 PM EDT
And where were the air marshalls?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 2:15:06 PM EDT
I was outside at home when I heard the sonic booms from the fighter jets. People up and down the street thought it was an explosion, and wanted to know what happened. Some I spoke with called 911, but many were just scanning the horizion looking for smoke or flames. I've heard sonic booms befre, but it's spooky knowing it's military aircraft on the way to intercept civillian aircraft. Av.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 2:20:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jhasz: And where were the air marshalls?
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Now, there's a question I want to hear an answer to![>:/]
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 2:26:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jhasz: And where were the air marshalls?
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This is why passengers must be armed.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 2:48:58 PM EDT
There are certain problems that go with the passengers being armed. Think about it for a moment. Some of the armed passengers might be Terrorists. Some of the Terrorists may disarm the passengers. Mistaken identity among the passengers themselves as well as the Sky Marshal not knowing who's who is a real big problem. There must be more, but, that's what I see as the root of the problem.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 2:52:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ECS: This is why passengers must be armed.
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Including the one who broke into the cabin?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 3:06:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2001 3:01:46 PM EDT by GodBlessTexas]
Originally Posted By Malpaso:
Originally Posted By ECS: This is why passengers must be armed.
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Including the one who broke into the cabin?
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He was mentally retarded. Last I checked we only allowed them to handle guns at gun shows. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 3:08:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Originally Posted By Malpaso:
Originally Posted By ECS: This is why passengers must be armed.
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Including the one who broke into the cabin?
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He was mentally retarded. Last I checked we only allowed them to handle guns at gun shows. God Bless Texas
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My point being who/when do we screen for concelaed carry on the planes?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 3:16:00 PM EDT
I work in Schaumburg, I heard the booms, someone in my office saw the 2 f16's come on up the plane too. c-rock
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 3:30:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Malpaso: My point being who/when do we screen for concelaed carry on the planes?
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I'm all for a Federal Concealed Carry Permit and a specific training curriculum to be able to carry on flights. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 3:45:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Originally Posted By Malpaso: My point being who/when do we screen for concelaed carry on the planes?
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I'm all for a Federal Concealed Carry Permit and a specific training curriculum to be able to carry on flights. God Bless Texas
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That's a viable option. The screening process and ID verification could be worked out. Discretion upon boarding? How to go about that? Anonimity is key. The Sky Marshal would have your #.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 2:05:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2001 2:00:47 AM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
I want to be an Air Marshal so baaaaaad. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/p1716419e0cdf31cd79cd9d7c75c2d1b3/fe3403b3.jpg[/img] BTW- Why are they not giving us a better description of the assailant?
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 3:17:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Originally Posted By Malpaso: My point being who/when do we screen for concelaed carry on the planes?
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I'm all for a Federal Concealed Carry Permit and a specific training curriculum to be able to carry on flights. God Bless Texas
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Excellent idea. Sorry if it seemed like I was flaming you, I was just looking for someone with a plan, not just a half thought through idea.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 5:14:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jhasz: And where were the air marshalls?
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Exactly what I was thinking!!! So, who has the answer to this one???
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