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Posted: 2/7/2002 9:10:01 AM EDT
[url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,44996,00.html][b]Passenger Foiled Trying to Enter Cockpit on Plane Out of Miami[/b][/url] MIAMI — A passenger tried to enter the cockpit of an international flight out of Miami Thursday — but he was overwhelmed by the crew and passengers after the co-pilot hit him over the head with a fire ax. United Airlines Flight 855 was halfway to Buenos Aires, Argentina, when Pablo Moreira, 28, a banker from Uruguay, began kicking and hitting the door, the FBI said. Judy Orihuela, an FBI spokeswoman in Miami, said [b]the captain opened the cockpit door and Moreira made it inside.[/b] She said the co-pilot then grabbed the fire ax and hit Moreira in the head, subduing him. Moreira was restrained by the flight crew and later arrested by police after the flight landed as scheduled in Buenos Aires at 8:30 a.m. EDT, Orihuela said. United spokeswoman Chris Nardella said [b]the passenger never gained full entry due to the reinforced cockpit door bar[/b] that United has installed on all its jets since Sept. 11. The airliner took off from Miami at midnight with 157 people aboard. Moreira began kicking the cockpit door about five hours into the flight, as the jetliner flew over Brazil, Orihuela said. She said Moreira did not appear drunk and was not armed. She said she was not aware of any threats made by Moreira or what prompted him to try to enter the cockpit. ----------------------------------------------- So did he or didn't he get into the cockpit? And why the hell did the pilot open the cockpit door to risk letting him in in the first place?
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Link Posted: 2/10/2002 4:07:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: So did he or didn't he get into the cockpit?
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No, he never actually gained access to the cockpit.
And why the hell did the pilot open the cockpit door to risk letting him in in the first place?
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So the copilot could get out and hack him once or twice with the axe of course! [BD]
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 4:48:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: So the copilot could get out and hack him once or twice with the axe of course! [BD]
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[url]http://www.gemtor.com/other.htm[/url] Please come in Mr. Unwanted Intruder, have you met Mr. Crash Axe? [IMG]http://www.minorannoyance.net/~spin/Smilies/contrib/aahmed/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 7:06:20 AM EDT
Used the wrong end of the ax me thinks. M4-AK Gee o tene...
Link Posted: 2/10/2002 7:19:22 AM EDT
the cockpit door has an escape "doggie door" in the bottom. the guy was able to break and partially enter thru this and that's when the pilot hit him with the axe. the man was subdued and the pilot passed a pair of handcuffs thru the escape door.
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