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What Would You Do If You Were Hijacked?  
User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

I would like to know from all of you, as a pilot of an aircraft, if it were hijacked would any of you try and do something about it ?



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User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3092 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...

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Fight back and probably kill them.

User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

FlightSimFreak,

Keep religion out of this. That's not nice. Thank you !

Anyway,

I'll probabaly, join the hijackers. Quite Cool. Big grin

Yea, right


Cheers,
Herman  Smokin cool


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3041 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.



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

I'm glad to see that you would fight back but what is it that you would exactly do ?

User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

OK, let's assume the hijackers want to fly the plane into a building. To use us as instruments of death.

How exactly are they going to do that? How are they going to gain entry to the flightdeck?

If I'm ever on board a hijacked plane, I'll sit tight & do whatever I'm told to do.
If, by some occurrence, the hijackers gain entry to the flightdeck, I'll be one of those who fight back.


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
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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.

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Use a flight attendant as a shield and storm them.

Ok..just kidding.


User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

I don't understand the reason for the question. Do you really think anyone is going to say that they wouldn't do anything?

User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

I'd say a prayer and try to tie them up, put them in front of the window exit and open her up...

SJCguy


User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1568 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Hi,
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?

Matt


User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4528 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2970 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.

Jim



Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2935 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.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2932 times:
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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?

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineEmirates Skies From Australia, joined Nov 2001, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2930 times:


I'll just stay mum and do nothing... I mean I do as I am told, just like a sheep (for once!). I won't try anything funny.

Emirates Skies



Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints
User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2925 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.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4528 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2918 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.

Jim



Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlineEmirates Skies From Australia, joined Nov 2001, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2909 times:


Why 'Saudi'? Are you referring to Bin Laden, or what?



Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8199 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2908 times:

Let's roll.


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2903 times:

If I was the Pilot I'd Take that Emegency Axe in the Cockpit and well..... I think you get the idea Big grin


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2895 times:

I would stab them with my....oh, wait a minute, the feds took all our weapons away.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2890 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.
User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2850 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.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5236 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

F*CK those turds! I'ld fight back, better to go out with some dignity!


The best IFE: A window seat and a good book.
25 Eugdog : Do Nothing! Are you mad! You must fight back!!! Even if the terrorist were not planning mass suicide there is a very good chance the plane will be sho
26 Samurai 777 : I'd rather go down fighting then kowtow to the demands of any bastard who thinks he can play God with some 200 people on board with gun and explosives
27 Lewis : Choke them with my headphone cord!
28 Post contains images David B. : The best thing to do in this situation is to quickly joint the AAKC. Anti-hijack Ass-Kicking Commitee
29 Post contains images GD727 : What do you think I would do? I 'd kick the hijacker's ass!!!
30 Post contains images FedExHeavy : I would do something about it, even if it means giving my life, it used to be the hijackers took the planes to a third world nation and demanded extra
31 Toady : How the hell are the hijackers going to fly the plane into a building? Aren't all flightdeck doors now intruder proof? If not, why not? In effect, 9/1
32 CcrlR : I would do the same thing that everyone said. Fight Back! It used to be where they just took people as hostages now it's for destruction and death. Am
33 Setjet : There are so many ways to fight back: Smashing their heads with a fire extinguisher or giving them a load of foam, kick their asses with a 300lbs trol
34 Konstantinos : >Setjet< "force them to read some inflight magazines..." That's a good one!
35 Greg : You could capture them and make them eat the meals. Does the Geneva convention prevent this?
36 Post contains images Setjet : Greg, don't go to far! Forcing them to eat the meals is pretty unfair, don't you think?
37 Post contains images Milemaster : I'm still laughing at Greg's 1st post on this thread. Those of you who were present on the "what about the crew?" thread know. One of the best threads
38 Milemaster : haha.. I am still laughing
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