Skip to comments.Police: Saudi Passenger Tried To Get Into Cockpit
Posted on 10/06/2011 1:18:17 PM PDT by AbatharEdited on 10/06/2011 2:03:18 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
INDIANAPOLIS -- A Saudi Arabian passenger who tried to get into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from New York to Indianapolis didn't appear on any terror-related watch lists, authorities said.
Indianapolis airport police said another passenger grabbed the 20-year-old man's arm and directed him back to his seat on the flight before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said the man claimed to be a student at the University of Indianapolis and seemed confused when a flight attendant asked him what he was doing. The university told 6News on Thursday that he is not and has never been a student at the school.
A police report indicated that the man flew from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Doha, Qatar, before arriving in the United States.
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I'm speechless. I mean this is unfreaking believable.
audacity seems to be a common trait.
If it was my grandmother they would have a boot on her neck.
He was just trying to use the lav but got mis-directed by all those English signs he could not read. Really! He’s a good boy from a good family who wouldn’t harm a fly. Really! It’s all just a mis-understanding.
If it was my grandmother they would have a boot on her neck.
Your response was so good I had to read it a second time!
you can bet your last dollar that one of these days this is gonna happen and the perp is coming back to earth in a body bag
I’m guessing he has two grandmothers.
So now they know if they act reaaalllyy stupid they get walked out with nothing but a copy of your grocery list and passport.
Hello?? 20 year old Saudi man trying to get into the cockpit, doesn’t that ring any bells with these people?
There must not have been any real men sitting in the front of that aircraft or he would have gotten off the plane with a dislocated shoulder after it got twisted above his ear.
That’s an understatement.
Dry run but got nabbed. The Audacity of Hope.
You can say that again!
Sounds like a prime candidate for Gitmo. Maybe Holder and zer0 said to let my people go, so this prime candidate was let go?
And the person who put him in the bag will be arrested and prosecuted for hate crimes.
I think there has been a misunderstanding. This is just another of nobama’s Czars checking things out.
As a former commercial flight attendant, I truly appreciated the passengers who were proactive in defending us and passengers from abusive people. I saw one an elderly woman using a walker, who was preboarding as a ‘person who needs a little more time in boarding’, and a man shoved her aside so he could preboard for first class. He was tackled by some men who saw him manhandle grandma.
The men who watched out for me in first class when I was confronted by agressive or angry passengers always got ‘care packages’ of minis as a thank you.
One time when the passengers were deplaning, I was at the back of the airplane and was attacked by a man who was enraged because one of his huge bags was checked to his destination. It was too big to fit on the plane but he was so angry he punched me in the chest so hard I flew up in the air and hit the bustle that held the slide and hit the floor. I was so stunned that I couldn’t do anything, not even scream. I couldn’t identify the man- he looked just like George Costanza- short, fat, bald guy with wirerim glasses.
Glad to be a corporate flight attendant now. I don’t have to deal with a-holes and terrorists.
Sounds like this guy needs to go back to jihad school for more training. Or maybe Holder and Napolitano can arrange to train him here.
Drudge has the story up now from a different source, it gives the guys name and also gives the name of the passenger who “escorted” him back to his seat.
Kudos to him.
Come on Abathar,
Were you on a national carrier and in Saudi Arabia and acted thusly, you know they would accord you all the curtesy
they get here, Right?
Ok maybe not.
They’d either shoot ya or place you butt in irons for a series of beatings infidel.
Kudos to you. Appreciate the post.
They need to install an airlock with fore and aft locking doors just behind the coclpit with a dump door that opens straight down. The dump door can only be operated by the pilot or co-pilot.
LOL, I would just LOVE to be in the conference room at Boeing when the airline rep asked them how much that “option” would run.
The looks on their faces would be priceless.
Now he will probably sue the airline:
Muslim woman removed from Southwest plane to sue
You cannot imagine how many people try the cockpit door thinking it’s the lav.
Once, before 9/11, I was sitting on the jumpseat when a white haired lady approached the area. I thought, and she thought, she was about to go into the lav. She gave a tug on the door and....wrong door! Surprisingly, it opened. It was the cockpit.
I don’t know who was more surprised..she or the pilots! I’ll never forget the look on her face when she said, “Oh my!”
Funny, he wasn’t confused enough to lie about being a student.
gleamed from Drudge article.
Maybe our exalted law enforcement officials know more than they're letting on, but people that act like that at least need a serious hurt, if not something more severe.
>seemed confused when a flight attendant asked him what he was doing
Yeah. When caught, pull the “stupid foreigner who doesn’t understand English” bit.
He’s lucky my husband wasn’t on that plane. He’s changed seats with people in order to be close to suspicious looking passengers.
We were on a cross country flight right after 9/11 and the lead flight attendant was a friend of ours. When she saw my husband she breathed a sigh of relief.
Jeez!....Tried to get in the cockpit? I would have broken his arm!
Feel safe yet?
May you and your husband Stay Safe FRiend. These perps had best learn ... Americans do not go down easily nor without a fight ... especially since 911. That day all Americans Remember and may we Never Forget, the battle cry that day of LET’S ROLL. God Bless Those Heroes!
. . . directed him back to his seat . . .
This along with a nice pillow, complimentary cocktails, 2 fee passes for a future flight, foot massage from the flight attendant, and free use of the “Air Phone”. We would not want this guy to file a lawsuit for “racial profiling” or Islamic insensitivity”.
As you point out, had in been an 85 YO Grandmother who, because of her dementia, was confused, she would be in a headlock or strapped to the seat at a minimum.
Probably just some lone-wolf upset with Obamacare and behind on his mortgage.
The Arabs, it is well known, drink a lof of tea. Another tea partier!
Well he now ‘gets’ to sue everyone, right? He can sue the passenger for assault, the Stewardess for profiling, the captain for discrimination and ...well the list is endless, right?
Often on threads like these, someone will say that this might be a training run - to see how the crew reacts. Note that this guy got treated like a lamb. So will the next sudden jihadi syndrome types pretend to be special needs or handicapped in some way?
Not sure why the question on the table relates to grandmothers and goats.
But I’ll ping the expert.
I hope he broke the allah dude’s arm in the process.
nappytano is too busy looking for white Christian patriotic terrorists.
Gee you mean the TSA gumshoes didn’t detect this guy before he got on the plane? The TSA record of 100% failure in detecting and thwarting terrorist or possible terrorist attacks is still intact.