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U.S. fighter jets scrambled due to unruly passenger
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | Steve Gorman, Dan Whitcomb and Teresa Carson

Posted on 01/06/2010 4:51:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – An unruly passenger aboard a Hawaii-bound airliner on Wednesday prompted the pilot to return the plane to Portland, Oregon, escorted by two military fighter jets, in the latest of several U.S. aviation security scares this week.

The Hawaiian Airlines jet en route to Maui's Kahului Airport turned back because of "a suspicious passenger who made threatening remarks and refused to store his carry-on bag," said Suzanne Trevino, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.

The plane, escorted by two F-15 fighters scrambled out of Portland International Airport, landed there without further incident, and the man, who was not identified, was detained for questioning, authorities said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; US: Oregon; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airlinesecurity; fighterjets; flight39; hawaiianairlines; passenger; pdx; scramble; scrambled; unruly
The WOUT (War On Unruly Tourists) Continues...

Joan Rivers was not available for comment.

1 posted on 01/06/2010 4:51:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope they send the dumshit a bill and never let him fly again.


2 posted on 01/06/2010 4:54:42 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Unruly man going to Hawaii who refuses to follow the rules the rest of us follow? If I didn’t know any better...


3 posted on 01/06/2010 4:55:24 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: NormsRevenge
Joan Rivers was not available for comment.

Rhoda Morgenstern was and shrugged her shoulders.

4 posted on 01/06/2010 4:56:15 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge

Probably an obama worshipper who found out too late that obama had already left Hawaii.


5 posted on 01/06/2010 4:57:22 PM PST by jmax
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To: Past Your Eyes

If this guy is just a surly passenger, this has been a HUGE expensive over-reaction. One strong flight attendant shoulda dealt with it. Hmm, come t think of it, I haven’t seen a strong flight attendant in quite a while.


6 posted on 01/06/2010 4:58:22 PM PST by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: NormsRevenge
Maybe he was starting his party a bit too early.

I'd be seriously cheesed off if I was one of the other passengers and lost vacation time because of that bozo.

7 posted on 01/06/2010 5:00:05 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: LukeL

That the unruly passenger was a Muslim, or an Obama supporter?

Won’t hear about either from the MSM or all the other worthless lying media b@stards.

“Civil War II is on the way.”

Tired of all the P.C. cr@p.

):^(


8 posted on 01/06/2010 5:00:22 PM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: NormsRevenge

He was probably sick of the numbskulls at TSA pawing through his clothes, etc., and then the rude stewardesses barking orders the way they do these days too many times (not on my favorite, self-sustaining airline, but on a bunch of others that I try never to fly)....

I guess I’d have to see what he really said and the whole story to take it seriously....


9 posted on 01/06/2010 5:00:41 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: elcid1970

No that the unruly passenger was Obama. But I guess he is too an Obama supporter and a Muslim.


10 posted on 01/06/2010 5:01:34 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: NormsRevenge
U.S. fighter jets scrambled due to unruly passenger

Without thought, he is doing the work of terrorists by disrupting the flight.

This is what terrorist want to happen.

11 posted on 01/06/2010 5:02:00 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder how we’re going to be punished for that.

So...when the flight you’re on gets a fighter plane escort, besides shooting you down, what can the fighters do?


12 posted on 01/06/2010 5:04:52 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (A "teabagger",? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
So...when the flight you’re on gets a fighter plane escort, besides shooting you down, what can the fighters do?

Give a play by play of the situation to those in "charge".

13 posted on 01/06/2010 5:08:06 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I think this stuff happens every day, and now you're just noticing," Trevino said.

Oh, of course. Why this very same thing happens on fully 10% of all my flights! / sarc

14 posted on 01/06/2010 5:25:32 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fighter jet escort for being “disruptive”?

Something doesn’t add up here.

If anyone gets more info, please post.


15 posted on 01/06/2010 5:37:52 PM PST by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: moodyskeptic

They should just bill the guy for the cost of scrambling the jets.

That can’t be more than $50 or $60 an hour... ;-)


16 posted on 01/06/2010 5:45:36 PM PST by glorgau
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To: NormsRevenge; Candor7
"I think this stuff happens every day, and now you're just noticing," Trevino, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, said.

If you don't know then who does, lady? And if it's not being reported isn't that because you, the TSA, is keeping it under wraps? Like the identity of the Muslim passenger on this flight? Or maybe you are saying that our airliners come close to taking a sidewinder up the tailpipe on a regular basis because of drunken passengers?

17 posted on 01/06/2010 5:56:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
So...when the flight you’re on gets a fighter plane escort, besides shooting you down, what can the fighters do?

Exactly! That is the only reason they would be there.

18 posted on 01/06/2010 6:06:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: LukeL; kingattax
Unruly man going to Hawaii who refuses to follow the rules the rest of us follow? If I didn’t know any better...

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19 posted on 01/07/2010 12:11:37 AM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: NormsRevenge

So, for every pinhead frustrated with the crap they have tp put up with getting on a flgiht anymore we’re going to add to the stupidity and blow a million tax dollars on fighter responses?

This reminds me of the stories of handcuffing 6 year olds who get out of control at school.


20 posted on 01/07/2010 2:43:26 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: milford421
If anyone gets more info, please post.

OK

http://media.oregonlive.com/news_impact/other/complaint

I can't exactly see what crime was committed

21 posted on 01/09/2010 1:41:44 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Don't panic, the lunatics are in charge and have everything in hand.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I appreciate the information. Seems like a serious overreaction by the crew.


22 posted on 01/10/2010 6:02:24 AM PST by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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