FlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
DUH! Hell yes... I'm not just going to sit back and let some Islamic radical psyco fly my plane into some landmark. The only way you could get me to not try to help the flight crew and take down the intruder is if you killed me. As a pilot, if there were other able-bodied men on the plane, and the hijacker(s) had killed the pilot, I would probably organize them to attack, then fly the plane...
BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1890 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
The only thing everyone, EVERYONE should now be completely sure of, is fighting back is 100% mandatory of ALL pax should a plane be hijacked.
This is why I will continue to argue that our current securtiy of taking toe-nail clippers is simply inefficent, if any less than insane.
No longer can we assume hijackers just want to use the people on board as "diplomatic" hostages, we must assume are lives are to be used as instruments of death, and passengers must never accept this.
I hope to God every person who ever gets on a plane anywhere in the world now knows this, and is willing to put their life at stake to save the lives of others on the plane, and on the ground. It is of paramount importance, and I feel comfortable that most Amercians at least, are willing and able.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2471 times:
If i've got a gun sticking on to my head by a hijacker, then there's not much you can do, BUT, if for example, like sep 11th, the hijackers had boxcutters, or knives, then i'd definitely do something. What i would exactly do, depends on the situation and circumstances.
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1534 posts, RR: 7 Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2433 times:
I think everyone will say that they would do something, but what would REALLY go through your mind being in that sort of situation? We all say "I'd do this, I'd do that" but in reality, most of us would probably be scared sh*tless at the thought of storming a hijacker, to end up having your throat slit and bleeding to death on the floor of an aircraft. I'd like to think that I would be brave enough to have a go, especially after 9-11, just on the off-chance that you could make a difference. Then again, you wouldn't know what the mentality of these guys are. They might not want to fly the plane into a building. Would you not just sit there and pray, hoping that if you stay calm and not try and antagonise them that you might just end up walking off the plane alive?
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4419 posts, RR: 35 Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
I would cooperate with the flight crew to subdue the hijackers, even if it meant possibly getting killed, or killing the hijackers. There is nothing to lose, since we would all die anyway. The only chance of saving thousands of people on the ground, let alone ourselves, is to fight. I see it as an air traveler's responsibility these days.
Portcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
Sure, it's probably easy to say you would fight back in the comforts of your own home, but I'd bet you would be scared stiff in that situation. I'm not sure what I would do, I'd probably sit back until a bunch of other people started fighting back.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
Yeah ofcourse it's easy to sit at home and say all this, but obviously i would be frightened to death in a situation like that, but, wouldn't you rather do something and take action (with the help of others) than just sit there frozen in terror?
Portcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
I honestly couldn't tell you what I'd do.. Fighting back is the best thing, and probably a course of action I would HAVE to take. I agree DCA-ROC, the passengers should have to do anything in their power to prevent another attack with an airliner.
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4419 posts, RR: 35 Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
Yes, it is easier to say these things at the comfort of our computer terminals. But I like to think that I'd respond to the situation properly, and fight back. I would go so far as to say the passengers have a moral obligation to fight back, because their plane is being seized to be used for mass murder.
Remember, the 9/11 hijackers told the other pax that the planes were being taken hostage, and that the authorities "have our demands" and that "we are going back to the airport." I would rather die of knife wounds trying to break some #&$#@ Saudi militant's neck, than sit back and let another 9/11 happen.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16111 posts, RR: 57 Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
Actually, no one knows how they would act.
When faced with a truly life threatening situation, many so-called 'brawny' or macho guys collapse in a fit of emotions, while some non-assuming types end up being heroes.
How we would act is not known to any of us. It's hidden deep in our psychy. Quietly confident analytical types (who can very well be physically weak) can be more reliable 'heroes' than the emotional, testosterone-driven alpha-males who like to think of themselves as potential heroes. No one really knows until they're in the situation.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Konstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
As a passenger I would do nothing, or try and do nothing. My question was as a pilot of the aircraft.
One of the things that I would do is dump all the fuel. This why the plane will come down, just have to find a good enough place to land it. I think it's a chance that I would take. Infact this might get the hijackers s*****g bricks.