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  • Mystery object in the air investigated after pilot report

    05/22/2012 4:48:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies ^ | May 22, 2012 | Todd Sperry
    Washington (CNN) -- A US Airways Express flight crew reported seeing what looked like a flare with a smoke trail in the vicinity of its aircraft while on approach to Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday. According to authorities, what the crew witnessed remains a mystery. The aircraft with 34 passengers and three crew members landed safely. Flight 4321, originating from Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, was about 500 feet above the ground in Philadelphia when the incident took place.
  • 'Maybe he was looking for the bathroom': Family defends Yemeni passenger who stormed cockpit

    05/10/2011 1:28:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies ^ | May 10, 2011 | Daniel Bates
    The Yemeni man who was wrestled to the floor after pounding on the cockpit door of a plane approaching San Francisco may have mistaken it for the bathroom. Rageit Almurisi cannot speak English very well and could have misunderstood the signs inside the jet, his cousin claimed. The maths teacher, who was heard yelling 'Allahu Akbar' as he allegedly battered the door, had also only been on three planes in his life and would have been unfamiliar with the layout. His family also claimed that Almurisi, 28, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and could also have reacted badly when an air...
  • Yemeni man yelled "God is Greatest" on flight: prosecutor

    05/10/2011 5:39:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    reuters ^ | May 10, 2011 | Alex Dobuzinskis and Gabrielle Saveri
    Reuters) - A Yemeni man yelled "God is greatest" in Arabic as he tried to barge into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight over the weekend, a federal prosecutor told a judge in the case on Tuesday. Rageh Al-Murisi, 28, has been charged with interfering with a flight crew for the incident on Sunday aboard American Airlines flight 1561, which was bound for San Francisco from Chicago with 162 people on board.
  • Hero of Chicago to SFO Flight Speaks Out (tackled Yemeni who attacked cockpit door)

    05/10/2011 6:30:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies ^ | May 10, 2011 | Lori Preuitt
    One of the men being hailed a hero for his actions during Sunday night's flight from Chicago to San Francisco where a passenger attempted to break through the cockpit door talked about his efforts on Tuesday. Larry Wright, who is a retired police officer, said he did what he thinks anyone should do under the same circumstances. Wright sat down with reporters at SFO two days after the flight landed safely and the man was taken into police custody. A man named Rageh al-Murisi is accused of walking to the front of the plane and attempting to get in the...
  • Air steward tackles Yemeni passenger battering on cockpit, shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

    05/10/2011 5:18:31 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10th May 2011
    * Third scare in two days for air passengers in America * Security alerts at U.S. train stations and airports after death of Bin Laden * Passengers say man yelled 'God is great' in Arabic as he rushed up the aisle * 'We were all looking at our lives flash before our eyes' Crew members and passengers wrestled a 28-year-old man to the cabin floor after he began pounding on the cockpit of a plane approaching San Francisco. The man was yelling as he brushed past a flight attendant about 10 minutes before American Airlines Flight 1561 from Chicago was...
  • Did Yemen man yell 'Allahu Akbar' in incident outside cockpit door?

    05/09/2011 11:41:16 PM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 12 replies · 1+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | May 9th, 2011 | Ed Walsh
    Did Yemen man yell 'Allahu Akbar' in incident outside cockpit door near San Francisco Airport? Police said Almurisi had no known ties to terrorist organizations. He was subdued by flight attendants and passengers who assisted the flight attendants in handcuffing the man to a seat. The incident happened as the jet was over Modesto, about 15 minutes outside of San Francisco. Almurisi was arrested when the plane landed at San Francisco International. He was taken to San Mateo County Medical Center where he was treated for abrasions to his elbow and chin that he got as the result of being...
  • Media Manipulation? The Majority of American Media Outlets Fail To Report The Yemeni Passenger..

    05/10/2011 4:46:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/10/2011 | Naked Emperor News
    Media Manipulation? The Majority of American Media Outlets Fail To Report The Yemeni Passenger Was Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ As He Attempted To Storm The Cockpit Door – Video Examples Of Newscasts From Around The Country