Airbus767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 68 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 3993 times:
Bolds dismissed earlier broadcast reports that the teen was planning to crash the plane into a "Hannah Montana" concert in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Yeeeaahhh I really don't think anyone would hijack a plane and fly it into a Hannah Montana concert, as annoying as she may be... I don't think he could've done much, but it said they found a "mock cockpit" in his room... how exactly do you get a mock cockpit in you room? And is this the next step of suicidal teens, hijacking aircraft??? This is a weird story...
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AZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 765 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 3704 times:
What I was curious about was how they caught him. Since it seems he was allowed to fly LAX-BNA, what happened after this flight that tipped off the authorities he was up to something for his next segment? They said the first flight was uneventful.
Jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2462 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3212 times:
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That kid needs some help. I saw on the local news that if people didn't listen he was going open one of the cabin doors and try to get peoples attention. Well I guess him flying out and landing in the engine would do it.
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Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3092 times:
Sounds like a real non-event to me. The bigger story is this poor kid being so messed up mentally. As for having a "mock Cockpit", I hope they don't decide to outlaw that! How many anetters have MS Flight Simulator?
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12688 posts, RR: 13 Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
To me the TSA blew this one big time. They allowed someone to bring on an aircraft rope, handcuffs and so on all of which could have been used to take control of a flight. This is the kind of stuff that should have shown up on an X-ray and caused him to be nailed at security. I hope all of the TSA a the time he was at the airport he boarded at get fired and the rest tighten up.
AZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 765 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 16): ..not to mention that a LAX-BNA flight doesn't go anywhere near LFT.
I believe it was mentioned in one of the articles I read that he had a connecting segment after the LAX-BNA flight that would bring him over Louisiana. So his intentions weren't meant for that first flight.
CactusHP From United States of America, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
Besides having serious mental problems, this kid obviously did not understand the several reasons why it would be IMPOSSIBLE (yes, impossible) for him to gain access to the flight deck in flight. There are several lines of defenses to the cockpit to prove this:
1) The first line of defense is the flight attendants. The F/A's would never let a 16 year old kid near the flight deck door with handcuffs/ropes in clear view. (Besides if he was going to the restroom or something without those materials).
2) If for some reason the F/A's didn't do that, the passengers on the flight would take care of him. Passengers have learned since 9/11 to not mess around with potential hijackers, even if he is a kid.
3) IF, for some reason he got passed those two defenses, he would never actually make it into the cockpit, because all cockpits have a strengthened locked door that only the pilots can let people in.
CVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1804 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 17): To me the TSA blew this one big time. They allowed someone to bring on an aircraft rope, handcuffs and so on all of which could have been used to take control of a flight. This is the kind of stuff that should have shown up on an X-ray and caused him to be nailed at security. I hope all of the TSA a the time he was at the airport he boarded at get fired and the rest tighten up.
So you want to ban rope on flights huh? Yarn too? Why not add duct tape in there?
I can't tell you how many pairs of handcuffs I saw through the x-ray. Most of them fuzzy and some accompanied with shiny badge & unarmed LEO and a few that were confiscated.
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Do you know what that rope would look like on an x-ray? I am curious to know if you do.
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