Skip to comments.U.S. fighter jets scrambled due to unruly passenger
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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Joan Rivers was not available for comment.
I hope they send the dumshit a bill and never let him fly again.
Unruly man going to Hawaii who refuses to follow the rules the rest of us follow? If I didn’t know any better...
Rhoda Morgenstern was and shrugged her shoulders.
Probably an obama worshipper who found out too late that obama had already left Hawaii.
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.
I'd be seriously cheesed off if I was one of the other passengers and lost vacation time because of that bozo.
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.
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....
No that the unruly passenger was Obama. But I guess he is too an Obama supporter and a Muslim.
Without thought, he is doing the work of terrorists by disrupting the flight.
This is what terrorist want to happen.
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?
Give a play by play of the situation to those in "charge".
Oh, of course. Why this very same thing happens on fully 10% of all my flights! / sarc
Fighter jet escort for being “disruptive”?
Something doesn’t add up here.
If anyone gets more info, please post.
They should just bill the guy for the cost of scrambling the jets.
That can’t be more than $50 or $60 an hour... ;-)
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?
Exactly! That is the only reason they would be there.
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.
I can't exactly see what crime was committed
I appreciate the information. Seems like a serious overreaction by the crew.