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Las Vegas-bound flight Diverted After In flight SCARE

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  1. ToyCen428

    ToyCen428 Member

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    Didn't see this posted..... This guy must really have a few bolts loose up there?

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    (Jan. 23) -- A United Airlines flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Las Vegas was diverted to Denver Saturday after a passenger walked to the front of a plane carrying a bag and tried to open an exit door in flight, passengers said.

    Authorities met the plane on the ground and took the man into custody. The man, described as scruffy and unkempt by passengers, was sitting in the rear of United Airlines Flight 223.

    FBI spokeswoman Kathy Wright said late Saturday night that the man had been taken for a medical evaluation and was no longer in police custody. She said she could not identify the suspect, but said he was a resident of New York state.

    Authorities will determine in the coming days whether to charge the passenger based on the evaluation, Wright said. He could face a charge of interference with a flight, which is a felony. She said the incident was not a case of terrorism.

    Sergei Sandou, 42, of Las Vegas, who was sitting two rows behind the disruptive passenger, said he knew something was wrong when he saw the man walking to the front of the plane.
    Sergei Sandou
    Ray Holloman, AOL FanHouse
    Sergei Sandou, pictured at Denver International Airport Saturday, helped subdue the disruptive passenger on United Flight 223.

    "I said, 'This guy looks strange to me,'" Sandou told AOL News. "He tried to open the door." Sandou said he headed to the front of the plane to confront him.

    Passengers said the man also knocked on the cockpit door.

    A traveler in first-class grabbed the man's arms, according to witnesses. When Sandou got to the front, he took hold of the man, keeping his arms behind his back.

    Barry Eynon, 59 of Coopersburg, Pa., said he also helped in bringing the man down.

    "I would say there was six or seven people involved in subduing him," said Eynon. "He was very disoriented."

    According to passengers, the man had several drinks while in air and was seen taking pills.

    Wright applauded the passengers' response to the incident. "Again passengers have been outstanding in their ability to take charge of a situation and make sure everyone on the flight is safe," she said.

    Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Suzanne Trevino said law enforcement officials had interviewed the man.

    "All I can tell you was there was a disruptive passenger and the flight crew decided to divert that passenger to Denver," said Trevino.

    Trevino said the flight was diverted at 5:10 p.m. MST.

    Ray Holloman, an AOL FanHouse reporter who was on the flight and sitting directly behind the passenger, said the man was sitting in seat 26E.

    Holloman described the passenger as about 6' 1" and up to 270 pounds with blond hair and wispy facial hair. "He was a large guy and an unkempt guy," he said.

    Holloman said the man brought on two carry on bags: a black backpack and a brown bag.

    He carried the brown bag with him to the front of the plane.

    After the man was subdued, passengers and flight attendants started questioning him.

    When he was asked what was in the bag, Sandou said the man said, "You'll see."

    For that, "I twisted his arms a little more tight," said Sandou.

    Officials from the FBI, Transportation Security Administration and Denver Police Department were on scene.

    Flight 223 was originally delayed three hours for a mechanical problem.
     
  2. WhoMikeJames

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    Don't do drugs on an airplane.
     
  3. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member

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    Yikes, good thing he didn't get that door opened.

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  4. Air Langhi

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    I doubt he could open the door with the plane going 500mph.
     
  5. Dairy Ashford

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    The nutty or unruly ones confuse the hell out of me. How does someone have the discipline to show up an hour early, go through all the regular check-in nonsense, find their flight gate, patiently wait to board, find their seat, then probably get up, sit down, then politely lean back or skooch over to accomodate passengers sitting next to them, and then go completely ape**** during the easiest part of the whole freaking process.
     
  6. SuperBeeKay

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    Umm I am going to let you think about what you just said lol :rolleyes:
     
  7. mateo

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    Air Langhi is correct. Airplane doors open inward, they are plug type in shape (meaning that they are actually larger than the doorway) and the flights are pressurized. He's just using the laws of physics, while you are probably using the laws of bad Hollywood movies.
     
  8. the futants

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    Bingo. Virtually impossible to open a plane door in mid-flight.
     
  9. RedRedemption

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    I would have beat the living crap out of him. Subdue him? No, he deserves a beating innocent or not.
     
  10. Landlord Landry

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    Rocket River?
     
  11. Hilltopper

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    So what was in the bag????????
     
  12. Zboy

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    Flight food.
     
  13. Angkor Wat

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    Alcohol is the root of so many problems.
     
  14. macalu

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    Her pretty little head.
     
  15. Vinsanity

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    LMAO well put
     

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