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Flight delayed as man climbs onto wing of 737 at Las Vegas

Old 14th Dec 2020, 08:03
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The weight is not an issue, I was more concerned about the cops walking out and what damage their boots would do.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 08:31
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If only Boeing had made the "No walk" markings more prominent.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 09:11
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Just another “extinction rebellion” person trying to stop a flight isn’t it?
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 09:17
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Did the officers not "spot", ready to partly catch the guy to stop his head hitting the deck, because they didn't think of it, or because of "health and safety"?
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 13:53
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If you watch the first vid it appears they deliberately didn't want to get too close, possibly because they feared it might panic him.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 14:14
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Possibly, but I was referring to the officers on the apron, who only ran to him after he fell. Maybe jt was just a question of being 10 seconds too late.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 14:31
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Maybe he thought it was a 737 MAX and he was performing a public duty by stopping it taking off?
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 15:11
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And how many of those officers would have been hurt attempting to catch this 150 - 200 pound individual?
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 16:21
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I find it hard to believe anyone could climb onto a wing from the ground with the engines running, unless they saw him coming and were quick to shut them down . But that spot is a long long way from the perimeter fence, isn't it? Seems amazing he'd get that far without being spotted.
My guess is we'll find he was pax and went out of the overwing exit.
Did he fall or was he tasered?
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 16:56
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He'd weigh about 12-15 stone at least. You'd be a bit stupid to be underneath trying to catch him, and would probably cause yourself an injury.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 17:07
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meleagertoo, I would suggest you listen to the r/t in post #15.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 17:29
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The police who walked out on the wing were lucky that the subject fell off before they got to him. Any struggle with the subject could very easily have seen one or more police falling off with him onto concrete. People have died falling from the door.

Don't know how many tether points are on the wing, but they really should have been hooked up.
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 18:26
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That really surprised me when one of the Officers went out on the wing. For those of you who haven’t been out on one, they can be more slippery than they look, and because of the convex section, once you start to slide you’ve gone. Better to call the fire truck...
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 18:36
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They were probably planning just to shoot him ...
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 21:08
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Darwin wins again
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