Saudi tries to break in to AA flight from NYC to IND

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    The slightly concerning part here is that they let him go. I think keeping him a day or 2 may have given them more time to find out why he would try to break in to cockpit

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  2. rwoman
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    I can't help but wonder if, Fox in this instance, is sensationalizing a possible story. I completely understand that many recent terrorists have come from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, etc...but that does not mean this guy was a terrorist. I do agree it looks odd, but I'm not sure we know the whole story.

    Writing notes in Arabic certainly is not a crime. I have a colleague who writes in Urdu and Arabic all the time, be it at his desk, on a plane or wherever....yet nobody would probably be think twice of him as he's white, blonde haired, and 6'6" tall if he were to wander around a plane.
     
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    Maybe he was looking for the bathroom...still scary stuff though
     
  4. rwoman
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    You never know, I guess...there was a story on the FT DL forum about a guy who got a little too drunk AMS-DTW...FAMs ended up dealing with the situation...very crazy...:confused:
     
  5. PhlyingRPh
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    How about giving the gentleman the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping to conclusions based on his national origin.
     

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