Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Hijack attempt on United Flight

UNITED AIRLINES BOEING 737-800                 (File Photo)
                                                                                                               A United Airlines spokesman says a flight headed from Washington, D.C., to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions.
The pilots of the United Airlines Flight 1074 (a Boeing 737) told air traffic controllers that the passenger had become violent but was restrained by passengers.
The pilots told Air Traffic Control a passenger ran towards the cockpit screaming "I have a bomb I have a bomb", and he is being restrained by passengers. The cockpit is secure and we would like to return to the airport and have authorities meet him,” a pilot said, according to ABC News.
A passenger on the flight told ABC News that two other men on the flight grabbed the suspect and held him down while flight attendants retrieved plastic restraints for his arms. She said at one point, the suspect said there were “jihadists in the cargo hold.”
A United Airlines spokesman said in an emailed statement local law enforcement met the plane at the gate and detained the passenger.
A search of the man and the cargo hold failed to find anything.
The incident has been recorded as a “failed hijack attempt.”

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