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KOMA - Man Strips Down, Scales Airport Fence, Rams Truck into 737

Old 26th Aug 2016, 18:25
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KOMA - Man Strips Down, Scales Airport Fence, Rams Truck into 737

"A man being chased by police after breaching a security gate at Omaha's Eppley Airfield airport Thursday night, proceeded to strip down to his boxer shorts, steal a truck on the runway and ram it into the nose of a Southwest Airlines aircraft, authorities said."

Pilot and Flight Attendant received "bumps", crew and aircraft replaced after a delay.

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Old 27th Aug 2016, 04:59
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Only in America!
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 05:06
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.. . . yep . . . except we do have the odd fruit cake or effing fruit loop. Move to Melbourne , pick up a bit of good old Aussie KULTURE.

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Old 27th Aug 2016, 07:15
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Why wasn't he shot?
Careering around an airport in a truck!


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Why wasn't he shot?
Yeah, right, shooting people dead is THE answer to any problem. Good strategy, let's shoot more people.
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 13:58
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Drug addled by the sound of it.Paranoia,confusion and hyperthermia seem to fit the bill here.
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Well, at least everybody could see that he was not armed. At least not heavily armed..
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Old 28th Aug 2016, 05:46
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I'm with you, TWT. In the video I saw,the guy was still screaming babble of some sort as they wheeled him off
n restraints. It would seem he perhaps got hold of some sort of, umm, pharmaceutical (or homemade) substance he wasn't accustomed to. Or couldn't handle, in any case.

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Old 28th Aug 2016, 08:42
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Yeah, right, shooting people dead is THE answer to any problem. Good strategy, let's shoot more people.
I didn't say it was the answer to any problem, but certainly the answer to someone ramming aircraft.

In any event the irony is US police shoot unarmed folk lying on the ground, but are not prepared to null the obvious threat!
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Obviously couldn't risk damaging that very expensive aircraft with a stray round or a ricochet. Imagine the outcry and the paperwork, then?
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