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Angry passengers take Jetstar crew hostage

Old 30th Oct 2012, 07:29
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Angry passengers take Jetstar crew hostage

Angry passengers take Jetstar crew hostage
Jetstar Passengers Take Crew Hostage | Shanghai Pudong Airport

>>A JETSTAR pilot and crew were held hostage for more than six hours by a mob of angry passengers after their flight was diverted from Beijing to Shanghai because of bad weather.

The experienced Australian pilot is being hailed a hero for his calm actions after being confronted by the angry passengers as they disembarked at Shanghai's Pudong Airport.

Upset at the delay and fearful that they would be abandoned and left to find their own way to Beijing, the passengers bailed them up inside a section of the arrivals area and refused to let them leave.<<

Hope this does not herald a trend . . .
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 08:57
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I'm sorry. But I actually laughed out loud.

This is a world gone mad. There's nothing left to do or say, but laugh.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 09:12
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Guys, common, this is normal in China. Everybody who flies in China for a year had it happen to him at least once.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 11:56
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I seriously doubt Antipodeans would behave like this...
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 12:43
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Is this not kidnapping?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 13:20
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Because the pilot and crew clearly control and dictate the weather.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 20:15
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Just one minor flaw in this plan.
" We have your Captain and First Officer and will not release them until You airline management meet our demands"

" Do what the hell you want to them, plenty more contract losers where they came from "
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 22:43
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It's kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment. The passengers should be charged and barred from ever flying again. Bloody scary situation for the crew.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 23:45
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Well it might be in Kent, but it's standard operating procedure in China. Not everyone subscribes to the Westminster system you know!
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 00:00
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Especially those in Westminster but seriously, what would happen if they tried that over here? Oh, aside from getting asylum, a house, etc..
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 06:43
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I would identify those passengers and deny them from boarding on the next sector. They are a safety threat and have shown that they cannot be trusted to follow crew instructions. Simple as that.

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Old 31st Oct 2012, 07:50
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They are a safety threat and have shown that they cannot be trusted to follow crew instructions. Simple as that.
So how exactly was aviation safety compromised by the actions of passengers, post-flight, inside the terminal building ?
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 08:12
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If you fly with `any` third rate airline, that is cheap & nasty & which may put you down anywhere in the country you are flying to, if not the particular destination, you have to accept you will get treated like trash! One's national carrier, on many of their domestic routes appear to be going down the cheap / nasty route as well.
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 08:15
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So how exactly was aviation safety compromised by the actions of passengers, post-flight, inside the terminal building ?
These are people who have allegedly used violence and threatening behaviour against airline crew, in a terminal building, so god knows how they'll behave when sat in an aluminium tube.

If you can find a crew willing to travel with a set of pax like that, good luck to you!
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Because the pilot and crew clearly control and dictate the weather.
I once worked as ground crew at a very fog-prone airport. You'd be surprised at how many passengers were appalled at the prospect of having to wait for the thick fog to clear and that "nobody could do something about it". They're probably the same idiots who keep driving in thick fog even when they can't see the road any more and end up crashing against a tree.
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 10:52
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I would identify those passengers and deny them from boarding on the next sector.
Good luck with that in mainland China old son.

Unfortunately, this kind of behaviour is a common occurrence on the mainland and the various authorities do diddly squat to stop it happening.
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 11:59
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These are the same sorta people who would plot to a pilot or whoever at fault if he forced a landing in fog and possibly crashed and killed a family member..... You cant win with idiots
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 12:16
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The wonderful PRC

Anyone thinking this is not true has never been to the people's republic. This sort of event has happened time and again. There are no rules or decorum in china. Crews of diverting flights have been hunted down and attacked in their hotel rooms. Something like this is minor and commonplace in the prc...
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 12:37
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Grrr

Not just PRC, but HKG too. Sit-ins are common, and so is crew intimidation and hostage taking. If you're a foreign airline, police are just as likely to take the side of the passengers.
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 14:45
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Upset at the delay and fearful that they would be abandoned and left to find their own way to Beijing, the passengers bailed them up inside a section of the arrivals area and refused to let them leave.
Well maybe there is more than one side to this story. Is it also common in China to just leave pax to their own devices in such situations? Wouldn't be surprised.
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