July 6, 2022

Passenger tries to break into cockpit on US flight, United States News & Top Stories

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A passenger on a US airplane tried to smash his way into the cockpit until another traveller and members of the air crew tackled him and pinned him down, witnesses said.

The Delta Air flight from Los Angeles to Nashville made an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the man was dragged off the plane with his hands and feet secured by zip ties.

He had repeatedly screamed “Stop this plane” as he was wrestled to the floor at the front of the cabin, according a phone camera footage of the incident on Friday.

An unnamed passenger told CNN that the man “seemingly unprovoked, just got up and rushed the pilot’s cabin and began banging on the doors.”

Another passenger, Jessica Robertson, described the scene as “terrifying” but praised flight attendants for acting quickly.

The FBI in Albuquerque confirmed on Twitter that it had responded to the incident.

Delta, in a statement to US media, expressed “thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 386, LAX to Nashville, who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger.

“The aircraft landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement.” Remaining passengers spent five hours in Albuquerque before a new flight took them to Nashville.

in World
Related Posts

Iran’s Raisi says quick Covid-19 vaccination to top his plans, Middle East News & Top Stories

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

DUBAI (REUTERS) – Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi vowed on Tuesday (June 22) his government would start rapid Covid-19 vaccinations to...

European Union, US agree to talk on carbon border tariffs to fight climate change, Europe News & Top Stories

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The United States and European Union agreed on Tuesday (June 15) to hold talks on the bloc’s...

Turkey halts flights from six countries due to coronavirus variants, Europe News & Top Stories

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) – Turkey has halted flights and all direct travel from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri...

Sweden unveils plan to ease coronavirus restrictions, Europe News & Top Stories

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Sweden’s government on Thursday (May 28) announced a plan to ease restrictions designed to curb the spread...

Canadian MPs pass Bill banning LBGTQ ‘conversion therapy’, World News & Top Stories

June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021

OTTAWA (AFP) – A Bill banning LGBTQ “conversion therapies” passed Canada’s House of Commons on Tuesday (June 22), a victory...

WHO re-checks research on when coronavirus first surfaced in Italy, Europe News & Top Stories

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

MILAN (REUTERS)- Samples from a study suggesting the coronavirus was circulating outside China by October 2019 have been re-tested at...

G-7 calls out China over Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan: Draft communique, World News & Top Stories

June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021

CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – Group of Seven leaders called on China to respect human rights in its Xinjiang region, allow...

Black Lives Matter loses suit against Trump over violent removal of protesters from US Lafayette Square, United States News & Top Stories

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – A federal judge in Washington ruled that Black Lives Matter cannot claim damages from former President Donald Trump...

Ceasefire in Israel-Gaza conflict: What’s next?, Middle East News & Top Stories

May 22, 2021

May 22, 2021

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, controlled by Islamist...

Nature bites back: Animals pushing human boundaries, Europe News & Top Stories

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

PARIS (AFP) – The pandemic and climate change is testing as never before the delicate balance of human co-habitation with...

Global initiative unveils multibillion-dollar plan to end poliovirus by 2026, Europe News & Top Stories

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

GENEVA (NYTIMES) – As the world adjusts to the idea of co-existing with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future, global...

White House lays out plan to share remaining 55 million US Covid-19 shots globally, United States News & Top Stories

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The White House on Monday (June 21) laid out a plan to share 55 million US Covid-19...

Blackwater founder Erik Prince takes role in Covid-19 vaccine venture, United States News & Top Stories

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Erik Prince, the founder of controversial private military firm Blackwater and a supporter of former President Donald...

One dead in Amsterdam stabbings, no terror link seen: Police, Europe News & Top Stories

May 22, 2021

May 22, 2021

AMSTERDAM (AFP) – Dutch police were on Saturday (May 22) investigating a spate of stabbings in Amsterdam in which one...

New York City mayoral rivals team up, aiming to weaken race’s front-runner, United States News & Top Stories

June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – In a move to shake up the race to become New York City’s next mayor, former...