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Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:25 pm

Hey guys, as us rampers were waiting for our RON a/c to taxi into the gate here in TPA, we noticed a bunch of fire trucks and police cars racing by.

This is around 2315..

After we got done with everything on the a/c, the Captain told us that the Delta flight that landed just before them, as it was taxiing, a pax got up, ran and tried to open the forward cabin door, but a few of the passengers jumped him before he could do anything.

I don't have any links to go with the story, but thought I would pass it on in case anyone heard of it.

[Edited 2006-07-07 07:26:58]
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:31 pm

Another Weirdo.
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:46 pm

I guess he wanted to be the first one out. Big grin
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:20 am

The question is what did the passengers who jumped on him think he was going to do to an aircraft already on the ground?
 
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:24 am

Are we sure it wasn't the flight attendant opening the door? You know, that's part of their job  Wink
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:24 am

This apparently happened before landing....interesting to note that passengers restrained him. Details from the Saint Petersburg Times here:

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/07/07/Tampabay/Possible_plane_attack.shtml

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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:27 am

So what did they need the fire trucks for? Had he been pummeled into critical condition by his fellow pax?
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:59 am

Is it even possible that he could have been successful in opening the door? At what point is the pressurization dumped to equalize the cabin pressure with the outside world?
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:02 am

Thanks for the link TPAnx!

Quoting 3201 (Reply 6):
So what did they need the fire trucks for? Had he been pummeled into critical condition by his fellow pax?

It could have been incase the plane for some reason, couldnt make it to the gate, and they had to deplane out on the ramp?

Plus, they had nothing better to do  Silly
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:07 am

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 2):
I guess he wanted to be the first one out.

Sounds more like this PAX was  drunk  !
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:44 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 7):
Is it even possible that he could have been successful in opening the door? At what point is the pressurization dumped to equalize the cabin pressure with the outside world?

Sounds like he didn't try and open the cabin door but tried getting into the cockpit. Just ramming it with you own body sure isn't going to do the trick except maybe knock himself out.
 
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RE: Man Attempts To Open A/C Door After Landing At TPA

Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:08 am

Kinda reminds me of the guy that tried to do the front flip on the TV show, So You Think You Can Dance?.. Instead of doing a front flip, he face plants the ground.. I can picture this guy running, and faceplanting on the steel door  fight 

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