March 17, 2015 12:00 pm -

26BB404800000578-2998473-image-a-15_1426594045394[su_r_sky_ad]The fact that passengers now fight back has pretty much put a dent in airplane hijackings. Of course, it’s not going to stop someone who is most likely totally unhinged:

This is the dramatic moment passengers on board a United Airlines flight tackled a young man to the ground after he shouted ‘Jihad, Jihad’ and threatened to hijack the aircraft.

Flight 1074 to Denver, Colorado had to return to its departure airport in Dulles, Washington last night following a ‘disturbance on board’ and was met by law enforcement officials at the gate.

Shocking video emerged online showing a young man with a bloodied face being pinned to the floor of the Boeing 737 by several passengers while frantically apologising and shouting in apparent fear as a police officer identifies himself and says he will be removed from the plane.

Excuse the pun, but “Oops, my bad” isn’t going to fly.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

One response to Passengers Subdue Unhinged ‘Jihad’ Flyer

  1. oldfart March 17th, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    perhaps in addition to the pre-flight instruction for all passengers, to also include instructions for would-be flight disrupters on “how to use a parachute” or maybe issue a cautionary warning on “how to subdue and pummel a flight disrupter”…
    might work…ya never know.