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Jordanian Man Screaming He "Wants To Join Allah" Tries To Open Airplane Cabin Door In Mid Flight

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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:18 PM
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Great,

Crazies want planes again so they can take people with them to meet Allah. This guy is Jordanian but has a US passport?

Hmmm.

Hope they do more than hold him for 48 hours!



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Serbia's state-run RTS TV reported that police had arrested a Jordanian man after he tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Lufthansa flight.

It said the man suddenly got up during the flight, banged on the cockpit door and demanded to be allowed to enter, threatening to open one of the Airbus A319's external doors while it was flying over Austria.

The man, who the Serbian press said had a US passport, had shouted that he wished to join Allah along with all the passengers, RTS said.

Flight crew and members of a Serbian handball team overpowered him and kept him subdued until the flight landed in Belgrade where he was arrested, the report said.

The head of the handball team's club, Milan Djukic, who was on the flight, said the man had seemed "nervous" before boarding the plane.

"I exchanged a few words with him and he was very nervous. Before takeoff, the flight attendants made him change seats three times," Djukic told private Serbian TV station Moja Prva.

"When he got up, he crossed through business class and started banging on a door demanding for that of the cockpit to be opened," Djukic said. "A crew member and one of our coaches calmed him down and persuaded him to sit back down." For the rest of the flight, "these two men and two of our players kept him company so that he would stay calm," Djukic added.

He said that after the plane landed, Serbian police boarded and arrested the man, who he said would be held for 48 hours for "provoking general danger".


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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

He can try to open a passenger door in flight. It isn't gonna happen while the aircraft is pressurized.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Doesn't the door have to be opened in conjunction with the cockpit .



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: hutch622

No, it can be opened regardless of the cockpit door, but depending on the aircraft the fuselage is pressurized to something like 18 psi, and the door makes an initial move inward before swinging outward, or retracting up. It's happened, a few times, but every time was on the ground, and most of them were in conjunction with something else, like the aircraft being overpressurized, causing the doors to blow open and relieving the pressure.
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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Sounds like an sleeper agent that activated too early.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

There you go , i always thought the door had to be enabled from the pointy bit .



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: hutch622

No, they're controlled by the handles on the door, or the switches next to them. Boeing designed their doors so they physically can't be opened while the aircraft is pressurized. The door itself acts as a plug, and the more pressure is on it, the tighter it plugs the opening.

Airbus and others didn't do the same, but I don't recall an incident of a door ever opening in flight. A quick search showed that all the incidents that I found happened on the ground, during incidents. Either outflow valves were blocked, or the cabin pressure was reading too low, etc.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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A hijacker jumped out of an A330 over the Philippines once...


An armed man with marital problems hijacked a Philippine Airlines flight, but bailed out after robbing passengers when his demand to have the plane diverted was rejected. The Airbus A330 descended to about 1,800 metres (6,000 feet) and the man opened a door and jumped out with a home-made parachute over the Manila suburb of Marikina.

news.bbc.co.uk...

Hijacker Dies After Makeshift Parachute Fails

MANILA — The body has been found of a man who tried to hijack a Philippine Airlines jet with 291 people on board, then bailed out at 6,000 feet wearing a homemade parachute, authorities said today. Soldiers recovered the body of Augusto Lakandula about 40 miles east of Manila in a heavily forested area after residents reported seeing a parachute landing Thursday afternoon, a military official said. Officials theorized that the parachute opened after the leap from the Airbus 330, then failed. When told that fuel was low, he instead robbed everyone and bailed out, authorities said.

About an hour into the 600-mile flight to Manila, the capital, Lakandula--armed with a grenade and a pistol--ordered the pilot to return to Davao in the southern Philippines. The plane was de-pressurized so that Lakandula could jump from 6,000 feet with his parachute. A flight attendant said she opened the door for Lakandula and had to help him out.

articles.latimes.com...




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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:57 PM
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The pilot depressurised the cabin to allow a door to be opened, after descending to a lower altitude at the hijacker's request.


The door was only able to be opened after they depressurized the aircraft.



posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 12:11 AM
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As other people have said, you can't open the doors whilst the plane is pressurised and flying high. He would've had to force the pilot to descend quite a bit in order to open the doors.

It's pretty clear that this guy almost certainly was not a terrorist as such. It seems infinitely more likely that he's just a poor old lunatic. Any serious terrorist would not have done this; vile people though they may be, they're usually not complete idiots.



posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 12:20 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: infolurker

He can try to open a passenger door in flight. It isn't gonna happen while the aircraft is pressurized.
That's what I thought. Remember it vaguely on Mythbusters



posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 03:52 AM
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Well, now the guy is on the ground and not able to harm anyone else, he should be given the opportunity to join Allah, thus saving all the legal costs.

Why are people so keen to join their God with blood on their hands?



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