The weapon against assailants in jets: Passengers

For all the fancy screening gadgets and heavy restrictions, video of an incident on a JetBlue flight today shows the biggest change since 9/11 and why the attacks are not likely to be repeated.

Passengers don’t stay in their seats anymore…

In today’s incident, the captain of the flight had to be subdued by a police officer and an off-duty pilot after he started yelling about a bomb. The co-pilot then locked him out of the cockpit.

JetBlue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility. His career is likely over.

  • DJ Jazzy Geoff

    Bob,

    You’ve commented on pilots being overworked by airlines, I believe. Do you think that comes into play in this incident ?