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Flight chaos erupts as passenger removed from plane after trying to open cockpit mid-air




Terrifying moment passenger tries to enter cockpit

Witnesses said a flight attendant used a coffee pot to stop the passenger in his tracks while the American Airlines plane was diverted. The journey from Los Angeles to Washington DC was forced to land in Kansas City on Sunday.

Mouaz Moustafa recalled an attendant shouting at a crew member to turn on the lights before the aircraft started to lose altitude.

He said a number of passengers rushed to the front of the plane in a bid to help restrain the passenger and prevent him from breaking into the cockpit.

Mr Moustafa said: “It felt like the plane was free falling and many feared the worst because people weren’t fully aware of what was unfolding.”

Pictures and videos from inside the plane show the man being held down and FBI investigators speaking to other passengers.


Passengers look on as a man is restrained on an American Airlines flight. (Image: Twitter/@SoccerMouaz)


A man speaks to passengers after the ‘unruly’ passenger was restrained. (Image: Twitter/@SoccerMouaz)

Karen Alston was also on the plane. She said she was watching a film when the lights overhead suddenly came on and she saw a number of people rushing down the aisle towards the front of the plane.

She told the Daily Beast: “When people started standing up, I knew something was wrong.”

Fellow passenger Jake Smith said he was starting to make his way to the toilet when he saw a flight attendant running full speed down the aisle.

After the flight was diverted passengers were re-booked onto a new flight to Washington DC.


American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia

American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (Image: Getty)

An American Airlines plane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

An American Airlines plane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Image: Getty)

An American Airlines spokesperson told the Daily Mail: “American Airlines flight 1775 with service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Washington, DC (DCA) diverted to Kansas City (MCI) due to an unruly passenger.

“The flight landed safely at MCI at 2.28pm local time, and law enforcement was requested to meet the flight on arrival.

“We’re grateful to our crew members, who are consistently dedicated to the safety and care of our customers and who handled the circumstances with the utmost skill and professionalism.”

Kansas City Aviation Department spokesperson Joe McBride said there was a passenger interfering with the flight crew, adding that the FBI was now dealing with the incident.

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The most dangerous airspace to fly through revealed. (Image: Express)

The FBI said in a statement: “The flight was diverted due to an unruly passenger interfering with the flight crew.

“The individual has been taken into custody. No further information is available at this time.”

Meanwhile, airlines and the leasing companies controlling billions of dollars’ worth of passenger jets are drawing up contingency plans for a freeze in business with Russia if the standoff on Ukraine’s border boils over into a military conflict.

Reuters reports that US officials have warned Moscow could launch an attack on Ukraine after amassing more than 100,000 troops close its neighbour’s border with the West preparing heavy sanctions.

An American Airlines plane lands at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

An American Airlines plane lands at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (Image: Getty)

Aviation bosses are worried about the impact on dealings with Russian companies. Sanctions could disrupt payments to leasing firms and any retaliatory move by Moscow to restrict access to Russian airspace may throw east-west trade into chaos.

A Western source involved in drawing up scenarios told Reuters an asymmetrical Russian response is anticipated, adding the West was unlikely to restrict its own airspace first.

Air corridors between parts of Europe or North America and Asia stretch across Russia, making its 10 million square miles (26m square km) of airspace a vital trade intersection.

US carrier FedEx said on Monday it was making unspecified contingency plans.

Without access to Russia’s airways, experts say airlines face having to divert flights south while avoiding areas of tension in the Middle East – adding significant cost at a time when airlines are reeling from the pandemic.

According to Elisabeth Braw, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the situation acts as a reminder that Russia’s size and position on the aviation map gives it leverage not available to the Soviet Union when economies were less connected.

Ms Braw, writing in a column in Defense One last month, stated: “So far, Moscow hasn’t threatened to revoke overflight rights, but knows it has a phenomenal weapon at its disposal.”

Russia’s 8,000 air traffic controllers handled 194,296 transit flights, or 532 overflights a day, on average in 2021, according to Reuters.

This is up 16 percent from coronavirus-depressed levels in 2020 but still 37 percent below pre-crisis traffic in 2019, according to the Federal Agency for Air Transport.

US airlines have raised concerns Russia could refuse to extend overflights, disrupting connections to Asia, India and the Middle East.

As some airlines began avoiding Ukraine on Monday, leasing companies were eyeing greater risks in Russia.

Domhnal Slattery, chief executive of lessor Avolon, said his biggest concern was the potential for sanctions involving SWIFT, which would disrupt international payment transfers.

He told Reuters: “So we’re focused on ensuring of how do we get around that from the payment of our rentals perspective.”

Russian companies have 980 passenger jets in service, of which 777 are leased, according to analytics firm Cirium.

Of these, two thirds, or 515 jets, with an estimated market value of about £7 billion ($10bn), are rented from foreign firms.



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'This is huge' Swedish Air Force jet deployed over Belarus border in threat to Putin




The Scandinavian country is not a member of NATO, but could be ready to trade in its neutral status in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

News of Stockholm’s decision to send a jet was revealed by twitter user Jamming.

They wrote: “Swedish Air Force Korpen active over Poland border area with Belarus.

“Sweden part of surveillance of Belarus and Ukraine!!!

“This is a huge political statement! Update on SwAF Korpen.”


The Gulfstream IV aircraft was tracked taking off from Linking airport and then flying towards the city of Grodno in western Belarus.

It was flying at an altitude of just under 12,000 metres at a speed of 836 kilometres per hour.

Although Sweden is not a NATO member, it is an “enhanced opportunity partner” of the military alliance.

The government also signed a statement in 2018 pledging to strengthen its defence cooperation.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson rejected calls by opposition parties earlier this month for the country to join NATO.

She argued that such a move would further destabilise Europe.

Her statement came in the wake of threats from Moscow that NATO membership would bring “serious military-political consequences” for Sweden.

However, there is growing public support among Swedes for their country to join the transatlantic military alliance.

A poll conducted in late February by broadcaster SVT found that 41 percent of the public supported NATO membership, while thirty-five percent were against.

It was the first time an opinion study in Sweden had found more people in favour of the country joining NATO than were against it.



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Putin humiliated: Russia tries and fails to capture defiant Ukraine village for tenth time




Russia has tried and failed to capture the village of the Chornobaevka ten times, according to Ukrainian presidential adviser Aleksey Arestovich. Videos shared by Ukrainian officials online showed the “tenth defeat of the Russian invaders in Chornobaevka”. The continued failures to capture the village comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said last night that his country’s forces had “dealt powerful blows” to the Russian military.

Mr Arestovich told a press conference that Russian troops had tried to take Chornobaevka for the tenth time, but the assault again ended in failure.

Following this, the head of the nearby Mykolaiv Regional State Administration Vitaly Kim published a video showing “the defeat” as explosions erupt on the outskirts of the village.

The resolute village has become famous in Ukraine for its defence, as President Zelensky commended Chornobaivka last weekend for fending off six invasions at the time.

He said: “Ukrainian Chornobaivka will go down in war history. This is a place where the Russian military and their commanders have shown themselves for who they truly are – incompetent, capable of simply handing over their people for slaughter.

“Our military has annihilated the invaders near Chornobaivka six times.

“Six times, yet they keep coming back.”

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Online users ridiculed the latest Russian failures and hailed the Ukrainian defiance, with one Reddit user remarking: “At some point, I think every military intelligence outfit looking at this must be wondering how bad the rot is in the Russian military.”

One user visavillem added: “So this is the 10th time. Are Russians trying to bait Ukrainians to waste ammo with some obsolete/broken equipment, or are they really so stupid, that they keep stepping on the same rake again and again?”

Another user on Reddit adfgqert posted: “The Ukrainian people have resolve and determination that is beyond what I think is normal.

“Beyond inspirational and they bring fighting for what they believe in to a new level for me.” 

This comes amid ongoing setbacks for Russian military forces in the south of the country.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Russia had withdrawn most of its helicopters from a strategic airport in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, according to satellite images.

Kherson has also been the site of several local protests against the occupying Russian soldiers.

The official said: “We can’t corroborate exactly who is in control of Kherson but the point is, it doesn’t appear to be as solidly in Russian control as it was before.

“That would make it very, very difficult for them to make any kind of ground movement on Odesa.

“That would be a significant development, no question about that, in terms of the southern part of the war.” 


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