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Lufthansa Captain requests pax intervention...?

Old 26th Aug 2003, 01:52
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As I recall from the news reports, he was a mentally disturbed person who suffocated under the pileup.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 01:57
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Funny name for a Kiwi, nearly as funny as some of the British terrorist names that have been in the news in the last year.

What is the media point in giving the adopted nationalities of these people?
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 03:03
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Jonathan Burton was the passenger killed by other WN passengers. As far as I know, no definite reason for his dementia was ever established.

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Old 26th Aug 2003, 04:32
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A colleague of mine was on one of the first transatlantic crossing post 911. Over lunch a couple of days before he went, someone asked him if he was worried. He said no, partly because security was ultra tight and partly because as he rightly pointed out - the rules on hijacking were rewritten. It used to be the case that passengers would sit trying to make themselves anonymous and in all likelyhood, they would get out without damage. This story was born out by a guy I heard doing an after dinner speech who had been on one of the BA planes in the seventies (I believe), that were blown up in the middle east desert. Now of course, 911 has changed that. The unthinkable notion that someone would willingly kill themselves and everybody else on the plane means as soon as someone steps out of line, pax have the notion that they may in fact stand a better chance of living by having a go!
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