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St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arrest..

Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:46 pm

Pilot sees man throwing an object at his aircraft while landing.


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At the airport, he grabs a policeman by the arm, rushes to the beech and points out the fool, who is arrested at the spot.

http://www.thedailyherald.com/news/daily/g209/objec209.html

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RE: St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arres

Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:52 pm

I think they were talking about this about a week ago.

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RE: St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arrest..

Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:02 pm

Scandal. Most of us would give anything for one hour on that beach and here you have twats throwing stuff at planes instead of enjoying their proximity.
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RE: St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arrest..

Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:41 pm

He said a decision would be made on the fate of the suspect after consultation with his colleagues and further discussion with police later today.

What's to discuss?!! Send the bleeping idiot back to where ever he came from so that his goverment can throw his azz in jail!!!
It's wankers like him who ruin things for everyone else!

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RE: St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arrest..

Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:28 am

I sincerely hope the idiot who threw something at the plane goes to jail! Thank God nothing happened, imagine if some scumbag threw an object and it was injested by an engine? Or struck something that caused a loss of control?

I've been at that beach in St. Martin and having a jet fly so close overhead is a thrill you got to experience to believe. I hope they don't close off that area, but if this happens again then you got to put safety first and do it.

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RE: St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arrest..

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:17 am

I was actually there last week, Jan 20th to Jan 23rd. Anyone know what day of the week and what kind of plane it was? I am assuming it was a large jet?
 
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RE: St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arrest..

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:36 am

Here's the discussion about this incident from last week.

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1365817/
 
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RE: St Maarten, Flying Objects, Sharp Eyes & Arrest..

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:58 am

What's the fxxking point to do it?!
Be MATURE, please!!

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