BREAKING NEWS In the Current Climate

…rumbling with the flight crew is a bad, BAD idea

London Flight Diverted Over Disturbance
A flight from London to Washington, D.C. was diverted to Boston Wednesday morning after the pilot declared an emergency because of a passenger disturbance, the airline said.
United Flight 923 with 182 passengers and 12 crew members landed safely at Boston’s Logan International Airport, United spokesman Brandon Borrman said.
A Logan spokesman said three passengers had a confrontation with the flight crew. State Police took control of the plane after it landed. All the passengers were being taken off the plane and their carry-on luggage was being checked, said spokesman Phil Orlandella.

…right, Bingley?
UPDATE and bump: More coming out about this.

Fighter jets escorted a diverted London-to-Washington, D.C., flight to Boston’s Logan airport Wednesday after a distraught passenger pulled out a screw driver, matches, Vaseline and a note referencing al-Qaida, an airport spokesman said.
United Flight 923 landed safely, Logan airport spokesman.

Hello, heightened security? I’ll bet there were a couple other passengers who were “distraught” after that! Hopefully, they got a couple shots at him in, too, ala the thumping Richard Reid got.

2 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS In the Current Climate”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    a screw driver, matches, Vaseline and a note referencing al-Qaida
    somebody pulls out that crap on my flight and i will make very creative use of those materials, i assure you.

  2. OH, now they’re saying she didn’t have a screw driver, was only claustrophobic and had materials ‘printed in a foreign language’.
    I hope somebody thumped her anyway. People missed connections and had the sh*t scared out of them. Next time, take the Queen Mary.

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