After 9/11, nobody – staff or passengers – is allowing any nutjob near the cockpit.
That’s why when this passenger went ballistic and tried to storm the cockpit, passengers and airline staff jumped into action and stopped the man, and ultimately hogtied him.
The Blaze reported that Delta Flight 386 was flying from Los Angeles International Airport to Nashville when a man attempted to breach the cockpit of the plane. A passenger told CNN that the man “seemingly unprovoked, just got up and rushed the pilot’s cabin and began banging on the doors.”
In the video, the barefoot passenger is heard repeatedly screaming, “Stop the plane!”
Passenger Grace Chalmers said the man was taken down quickly by another passenger, and then the cabin crew helped immobilize him. Chalmer said the man was held to the ground for approximately 20 minutes.
Flight attendants and passengers jumped into action, tackled the man and wrestled him to the ground. The wild passenger is subdued by the flight crew and air travelers. A flight attendant is able to hogtie the disruptive passenger by zip-tying his hands and feet. The offender was carried to the back of the plane.
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The piece goes on to say that nobody was injured in the kerfuffle, and the potential hijacker was taken into federal custody.
One passenger told KCAL-TV that the man was either panicking and in the midst of a mental health crisis or was possibly on drugs.
An individual claiming to be a passenger, who uploaded a video of the incident, thanked the Delta flight attendant who was able to disable the man attempting to storm the cockpit.
“I was on this flight in the 3rd row – witness to everything. Terrifying but our @Delta flight attendant Christopher Williams acted quickly. So did several passengers around me. Safe but still in Albuquerque. Hope @delta gives Chris every bit of recognition and bonus he deserves.”
I was on this flight in the 3rd row – witness to everything. Terrifying but our @Delta flight attendant Christopher Williams acted quickly. So did several passengers around me. Safe but still in Albuquerque. Hope @delta gives Chris every bit of recognition and bonus he deserves. https://t.co/5IuxSZ27NN
— Jessica Robertson (@jesscribe) June 4, 2021
It sounds like this guy had a mental panic attack of some kind.
The airlines should better screen against this stuff.
Good grief, what’s the point of going through all this TSA nonsense, if people like this can still board planes?
You can’t tell me that he wasn’t showing some “odd signs” before he got on that flight.
The man was taken into custody and the threat was eliminated…but this could have turned out so much worse.
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