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Unruly passenger blocked from
cockpit, taped to seat as fighter
jets escort American flight

Chicago Tribune, by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher*

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Posted By:Lalo, 5/19/2017 11:36:04 PM

Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a drink cart to block him from the front of the plane. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Anil Uskanil, 25, of Turkey, was duct-taped to his seat until the plane landed in Honolulu and federal agents boarded the plane and arrested him, passenger Lee Lorenzen said. "The flight attendants just were really heroic," Lorenzen said. "By the time we landed and the FBI took him into custody,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FastEddie, 5/19/2017 11:39:30 PM     (No. 11259319)

Cool! There´s nothing that duct tape can´t do!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 5/19/2017 11:47:42 PM     (No. 11259320)

Would have been good to let him out the back door, sans parachute.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 5/19/2017 11:53:24 PM     (No. 11259323)

Maybe airlines should be able to sue the crap out of disruptive passengers - over and above the law enforcement part.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Omen, 5/20/2017 12:06:03 AM     (No. 11259330)

Duct tape is the greatest invention in the history of Humanity.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: pensom2, 5/20/2017 12:24:44 AM     (No. 11259340)

Just wondering what help the fighter jets are in this situation. Are they there to shoot down the airliner if it´s headed for a skyscraper? Or are they just there to dissuade a terrorist from trying to take over controls of the airplane?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 5/20/2017 1:22:52 AM     (No. 11259385)

Jet fighters.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley, 5/20/2017 3:48:23 AM     (No. 11259444)

Anil? You´re kidding, right? Is he a proctologist?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/20/2017 3:50:35 AM     (No. 11259445)

The thug was caught in an unauthorized section of the airport, then was allowed to board the flight to Hawaii? Why? To get him out of the CA jurisdiction? What´s wrong with law enforcement? Oh, that´s right. This is Jerry Brown´s let every criminal run free edict.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 5/20/2017 6:20:02 AM     (No. 11259496)

If I can avoid it I´m never getting on another airplane....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/20/2017 7:25:47 AM     (No. 11259531)

The Hawaian authorities should deliver this guy to the home of the judge who blocked PDT´s Muslim travel executive order.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno, 5/20/2017 7:41:26 AM     (No. 11259555)

The FBI shoulda just unbolted the seat and carried him, seat and all, off the plane, thru the airport an to the closest jail cell and left him there for a few days like that to ripen up. He´d be real docile (and smelly) when cut out of it!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/20/2017 7:51:10 AM     (No. 11259574)

When we were racing cars, it was called Super Tape. With good reason. At times we could not have gotten along without it.

Will this use make that list of 1000 things you can do with duct tape?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: coldoc, 5/20/2017 8:40:25 AM     (No. 11259617)

Airline personnel are already judge and jury. Why not finish the trifecta and give them some plastic cuffs for "emergencies". I sounds like he should never have been permitted on the plane. Are there some new rules especially for "middle easterners"?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MOAB, 5/20/2017 8:43:42 AM     (No. 11259621)

He must be another Democrat....American Hater....Trump hater.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dvc, 5/20/2017 10:20:17 AM     (No. 11259733)

I hope that, by now, everyone (at least here) understands that once the aircraft is in the air and pressurized, it is entirely impossible for anyone to open a door.
In fact, if it keeps them occupied, letting them play with the handle is perfectly safe.

The door has to move inward, and the force required is many thousands of pounds due to the pressure differential. Nobody will ever open the door while the pressurization is on, which is essentially all the time the aircraft is in the air, unless the pilot´s intentionally depressurize it from the cockpit. It is a bit like worrying that someone will pick up your car and carry it off. Not going to happen.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: strike3, 5/20/2017 11:30:49 AM     (No. 11259810)

After 9/11/01, any passenger who gets out of line after the plane is in the air deserves whatever he gets. This clown possibly put 181 other passengers in danger. The fighters do indeed have the option of shooting the plane down if the passenger gains access to the cockpit and overpowers the flight crew. If the Air Force had been in position to save 3000 people in the WTC by shooting down the two planes, they would have. The fact that we could not imagine anybody committing that horrible atrocity allowed it to happen. Not any more.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: biggun, 5/20/2017 12:02:23 PM     (No. 11259855)

I´m guessing this was a United airlines flight because they KNOW how to handle an unruly passenger.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 5/20/2017 1:29:22 PM     (No. 11259959)

From Turkey? A Muslim no doubt....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: geoman, 5/20/2017 2:46:50 PM     (No. 11259996)

He should be flown back to the mainland chained within the cargo hold of a USAF C-17 in order to prevent the governor of Hawaii from providing him sanctuary.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 5/20/2017 6:56:22 PM     (No. 11260165)

Barry´s Democrat run home state kind of lax on security? No surprise there.

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