Attempted S.F. American Airlines cockpit break-in

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  1. sobore
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    A Vallejo man holding a Yemeni passport tried to break into the locked cockpit of an American Airlines flight bound for San Francisco before crew members and passengers, including two retired law enforcement officers, were able to subdue him, authorities said Monday.
    Rageh Ahmed Mohammed Al-Murisi, 28, who was carrying a California identification card in addition to his Yemeni passport, was wrestled to the floor of the Boeing 737 near the end of the four-hour flight Sunday night. He was charged in U.S. District Court in San Francisco with interfering with a flight crew and is scheduled to appear in court today with an Arabic interpreter.


    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/09/BA6P1JDPHP.DTL#ixzz1Lx89Afbt
     
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    Oh yeah... Scissor Kick!
     
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    Is this happening a lot more recently or are we all just more aware/increased media attention?

    It seems like every day since OBL's demise I have seen at least one article of this nature.
     
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    Also it might be that this story has been posted in the forum before: LINK.

    Hopefully this isn't a trend. I had about a 2 month break from flying and will be on an AA plane quite a bit in the next month. :confused:
     
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    These news items are just what an already nervous travelling public needs to be reassured that air travel is still :eek:safe.
     
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    Prosecutors argue against bail for man accused of rushing cockpit
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/05/10/california.passenger.subdued/

    The man accused of trying to force his way into the cockpit of a commercial airliner bound for San Francisco made his first court appearance Tuesday, during which federal prosecutors argued that the suspect is a risk to flee and should be denied bail.

    Rageh Al-Murisi, 28, carries a Yemeni passport and -- aside from cousins with whom he had lived in Vallejo, California -- has no close ties in the United States, federal prosecutors said in arguing for him to be held until trial.
    He is charged with interference with flight crew members and attendants in the incident, which occurred about 20 minutes before American Airlines Flight 1561, inbound from Chicago, was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport Sunday night.

    During Tuesday's hearing before Magistrate Judge James Larson in U.S. District Court, federal prosecutors drew comparisons to high-profile terrorism cases, saying Al-Marisi was saying "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great") as he approached the cockpit door and tried to force it open, CNN affiliate KGO-TV reported.
     
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    Thanks for the update!
     
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    Did anyone read the thread on this topic over on FT? Someone relatively new posted about this, saying they were on the flight. Then, another new person chimed in and said they were on the same flight.

    The next posts were from a couple of more seasoned posters basically calling bs on the op....pretty rough treatment the way they went about it.

    The truth about the existence of the occurrence has come out...comparing this thread to FT's reaffirms the decision to focus time here versus there. Now if we only had a bit more traffic....
     
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    Did anyone read the thread on this topic over on FT? Someone relatively new posted about this, saying they were on the flight. Then, another new person chimed in and said they were on the same flight.

    The next posts were from a couple of more seasoned posters basically calling bs on the op....pretty rough treatment the way they went about it.

    The truth about the existence of the occurrence has come out...comparing this thread to FT's reaffirms the decision to focus time here versus there. Now if we only had a bit more traffic....
     
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    The whole thing is quite scary. I sure hope passengers are vigilent when they see something suspicious as we are all our own best hope against something going awry
     
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