Passenger tries to open plane doors at 36,000ft

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by THawk996, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    Holiday terror as passenger attempts to open plane doors at 36,000ft while screaming 'We are just on a flight simulator'

  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    They should just let the person keep trying until exhausted. The pressure holding the door closed will not be overcome by a single person and my comment is based on personal experience having been a flight engineer during my Navy career. Even with just a bit of cabin pressure opening a door or hatch isn't going to happen.
  3. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Possibly there wasn't quite enough time to explain the physics. ;-)

    Again, this points out my same old song, which is that drunks and lunatics are the greater threat to aircraft than terrorists.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    By the way, from that article:

    I point this out only to reiterate that many people don't want to be identified even for something benign like this comment, let alone to tell the story of their abuse at the hands of the TSA. This comes up a lot in other threads all the time (the "why haven't we heard more of xyz?").
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    You mean they didn't handcuff them, haul them all off the plane, jail, and strip-search them?? How refreshing. Er, I mean dangerous to national security.
  6. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    Does anyone recall the top aviation stories in the media through 1999, 2000, and part of 2001?

    Air rage was receiving so much coverage, and there were stories from around the world it seemed every week about the increase in air rage.

    That stopped for almost ten years, but it is interesting to see it on the rise again. Compare airline travel today to ten years ago.
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