Saturday, March 31, 2012

Murdoch Media Syndrome

"Screaming, 'They're going to take us down!', a pilot stormed through his plane yesterday rambling about a bomb and threats from Iraq until passengers on the Las Vegas-bound flight tackled him to the ground just outside the cockpit... The unidentified pilot seemed disoriented, jittery and constantly sipped water when he first marched through the cabin, then began to rant about threats linked to Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan after crew members tried to calm him down, passengers said. 'They're going to take us down. They're taking us down. They're going to take us down. Say the Lord's prayer', he screamed... Josh Redick, who was sitting near the middle of the plane, said the captain seemed 'irate' and was 'spouting off about Afghanistan and souls and al-Qa'ida'. The outburst came weeks after an American Airlines flight attendant was taken off a plane for rambling about 9/11 and her fears the plane would crash." (Passengers tackle pilot after mid-air snap, AP/The Wall Street Journal/The Australian, 29/3/12)

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