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Captain has inflight meltdown; locked out of flight deck


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Wow.

http://dfw.cbslocal....isrupts-flight/

http://abclocal.go.c...york&id=8597347
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Flight number 191 has had bad luck for several airlines.... AA 191, DL 191 ... any more?
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Comair 5191: http://www.ntsb.gov/...007/AAR0705.pdf
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A bit more depth in this story:

http://www.myfoxphoe...onaut-3-27-2012
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I am sorry to hear of this rare incident of an airline pilot experiencing incapacitation in flight. Whatever physical ailment caused the breakdown, I hope he will recover fully from it.

But I am glad he was not over 60. This could have been potent ammunition for the short-sighted "safety" advocates who still think airline pilots are over-the-hill at age 60.
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New theme:
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First the B6 flight attendant, then the AA fa, now the insanity has hit the cockpit.
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Good thing this fella wasn't an FFDO, eh?


Press accounts have mentioned the EgyotAir and Silk Air incidents in the nineties; there was also the FedEx incident with the jumpseater and further back, the JAL DC-8 crash in the early eighties.

As scary as these are, it is important to keep in mind how truly rare they have been.
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I like my pilots with big guns...

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....and it's best if they are from Texas...
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As scary as these are, it is important to keep in mind how truly rare they have been.

Agreed. Eventually, a pilot may succeed in doing something tragic. How? One pilot goes to the lav, FA stays on the flight deck per procedures. Other pilot snaps neck of unsuspecting FA, barricades door, and it's all over before the first pilot is done shaking it. Could be a crazy. Could be an al-Qaeda convert/sympathizer. The good news is that, like you point out, these events are very rare. But as long as planes are flown by humans, there's some risk.

The B6 first officer is to be commended for getting the captain out of the cockpit and for orchestrating a safe ending for all involved.
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Agreed. Eventually, a pilot may succeed in doing something tragic. How? One pilot goes to the lav, FA stays on the flight deck per procedures. Other pilot snaps neck of unsuspecting FA, barricades door, and it's all over before the first pilot is done shaking it. Could be a crazy. Could be an al-Qaeda convert/sympathizer. The good news is that, like you point out, these events are very rare. But as long as planes are flown by humans, there's some risk.

The B6 first officer is to be commended for getting the captain out of the cockpit and for orchestrating a safe ending for all involved.

Then let's get three f/a in the cockpit to prevent this. Oh wait then it would be three al-Qaeda converts vs one .Look out here come the piddle packs
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Agreed. Eventually, a pilot may succeed in doing something tragic. How? One pilot goes to the lav, FA stays on the flight deck per procedures. Other pilot snaps neck of unsuspecting FA, barricades door, and it's all over before the first pilot is done shaking it. Could be a crazy. Could be an al-Qaeda convert/sympathizer. The good news is that, like you point out, these events are very rare. But as long as planes are flown by humans, there's some risk.

The B6 first officer is to be commended for getting the captain out of the cockpit and for orchestrating a safe ending for all involved.



that's what the Egyptair copilot did.... except he didn't snap the F/As neck... or just snapped everyone's neck upon impact
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Flight number 191 has had bad luck for several airlines.... AA 191, DL 191 ... any more?


I guess I was wrong, but it was my understanding that there were no domestic flights numbered "191" after those tragedies.
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