Turkish Passenger On American Airlines Flight Subdued After Trying To Breach Cockpit

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An American Airlines crew and off-duty Honolulu police officer subdued a man Friday on board a Honolulu-bound flight after he tried to break into the cockpit, ABC and local news report. The flight, which took off from Los Angeles, landed safely about 11:35 a.m. with a military escort. Bloomberg adds that a laptop computer was placed near the cockpit door.

A source at the TSA told ABC News that the man was waiting for the bathroom near the cockpit when a flight attendant asked him to sit down. He had a laptop with him and appeared to try the cockpit door before he was subdued, the source said. Additional sources said the man, who is reportedly from Turkey, breached security at Los Angeles International Airport, but was assessed and allowed to board AA Flight 31 anyway.  The flight departed from Los Angeles International Airport at 8:34 a.m. local time. 

Once the Airbus A321 was in the air, the man allegedly tried to break through the cockpit door.

Image: Hawaii News Now.

American Airlines said in a statement that law enforcement met the plane upon landing in Honolulu following a "disturbance" on the flight: "Due to a disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu," American Airlines said, in a statement. "American is in touch with federal law enforcement."

The plane was escorted by two F-22 fighter jets for the duration of the flight following the disturbance, U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement.

The man has been detained, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. The DHS is continuing to monitor all flights "out of an abundance of caution," it said.

"Crazy! Someone tried to break into the cockpit on my flight from LA to Honolulu," the Instagram user wrote. "We were greeted by the FBI. They are now taking us off the plane a few rows at a time for dog sniffing and interviews."

Greeted by the FBI in Hawaii. #fbi #police #hawaii #homelandsecurity

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ABC adds that law enforcement is responding to analyze a suspicious item - reportedly a notebook computer - associated with the man.

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junction's picture

One of Erdogan's bodyguards.

knukles's picture

So the fuck what.
Does anybody remember all this kinda shit happening before the TSA?
Me neither.

Croesus's picture

A Turk at the airport:

- Name?
- Dede Kopeoglu.
- Sex?
- Three to five times a week.
- No, no. I mean male or female?
- Male, female, sometimes camel.
- Holy cow!
- Yes, cow, sheep, animals in general.
- But isn't that hostile?
- Horse style, doggy style, any style!
- Oh dear!
- No, no! Deer run too fast!!

HRH Feant2's picture

+1 for humor! TYVM! Needed a chuckle!

HRH Feant2's picture

Yep. In the meantime I have banned myself from flying anything other than private or via charter in the USSA.

Fly commercial cattlecar in the USSA? LMAO! I'll drive.

shovelhead's picture

When I need to fly, I kick Chuck Norris off his plane.

give me liberty or....'s picture

Ban Muslims from the USA including the ones Henry Ford imported to build his cars. Fuck you Henry Ford.

BarkingCat's picture

ban muslims from flying.

They have magic carpets. You will never be able to ground them all.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

seat map: https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/American_Airlines/American_Airlines_Ai...

Never attribute to maliciousness that which can be readily attributed to stupidity.  The guy probably took his laptop to the bathroom to beat off to some mid-air porn.  The bathroom is right next to the cockpit.  He tried the "other" bathroom door and it was locked.

AltRight Girl's picture

Well, now Bubba will surely try his other door as a cock pit in county jail.

Might even be lap top or whatever fancy turkish style.

meta-trader's picture

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AltRight Girl's picture

One more reason to ban them from flying.

Let them use those magic carpets. 

espirit's picture

Bathrooms were occupied, so he tried the cock-pit.

My enghish not so good.

Oh regional Indian's picture

It was what I thought as well. The convenient notebook computer is because they want laptops banned. Why? Because they want travelling banned. Or made really painful. Especially to the JooSA. Mossad style airport screenings, DNA samples, lemme feel your child up nonsense.... till they are sure only sheep are flying and working and spending.

The wall, it's going to be virtual and voluntary. No sane person will want to come to the US anymore.

And y'all aren't going to be able to leave.


Gohigher's picture

Excellent ! ROFL !

Just when I am about to give up hoping for the ol' hedge to purge the newcomer trolls and shit for brains commenters, well..... some true gems return to restore my wishes...

logicalman's picture

The 'laptop by the door' bit is what got me.

Laptop ban on flights in 3...2....

Takemine2go's picture


nmewn's picture

They targeted him because...ya know...brown skin. He simply thought Cockpit meant Restroom thats why he tried that door knob. They even stole his 10lb laptop he personally upgraded at the arms market in Whateverthefuckstan!

Fucking barbarians!

The Jaguar's picture

Just wanna say, I love you all here at ZH, sanity in a fucked up world and more witt than anywhere on the planet.

nmewn's picture

lol...well, ya gotta stay positive.

Hey! Maybe the laptop is Seth Rich's missing laptop! ;-)

shovelhead's picture

Thank you.

We appreciate your low standards.

blue51's picture

Bloomberg adds that a laptop computer was placed near the cockpit door. Tooooo f-in funny.

williambanzai7's picture

Madam, I said pee, not key...

Moe Hamhead's picture

"Breached security, but was allowed to board anyway." Say what!

mofreedom's picture

Security is a means to pay blue shirts and keep plebes compliant and weak.

Just Drive: https://youtu.be/QmHesQ1erHg

HRH Feant2's picture

"Additional sources said the man, who is reportedly from Turkey, breached security at Los Angeles International Airport, but was assessed and allowed to board AA Flight 31 anyway."

So why the fuck are we paying the TSA and HS to protect us? Jeezus what fucktards!

lakecity55's picture

Amigo, the "TSA" is only allowed to search YT.


Bigly's picture

Totally Stupid Assholes

any_mouse's picture

I see. Just like 9/11 dudes. Just like the Pulse shooter. Like the underwear and shoe bombers.

The security breach was just a "cultural misunderstanding" like the "innocent" rapes of minors in Sweden and Germany.

Dig Deeper1's picture

Overlooking the obvious - he just flashed his CIA credentials - all set,  

XOFnews's picture

Extreme vetting is illegal, especially in Hawaii.

Elmo Blatch's picture

I was flying to Ft Dix NJ while in the ARMY. Had a plane  change at Dallas. I was in full uniform,ID,and orders. They stripped searched me.

leftcoastfool's picture

The TSA guy just LOVED a man in uniform...

shovelhead's picture

See? That's what happens when you tip your TSA agent after groping your jewels.

The Jaguar's picture

Probably racial profiling, everyone knows Islam is a religion of peace. That's all for today's lesson.

Moe Hamhead's picture

Meanwhile, grandmas and kids are being groped!

lakecity55's picture

No, grandmas and kids are being raped by the Tits Searching Asses!


"Mom! The TSA man grabbed my dick! Then he sucked it!"
"No way, junior, he is  a Government Official!"
"That's what I mean, mom!"


werker's picture

I hate Turkey. Erdogan is a muslim scumbag. No crafty comment to offer up to z.h.

Thats all I have,.... state the DAMNED OBVIOUS.

e_goldstein's picture

He got a telephone call from Istanbul

lakecity55's picture

"Achmed, we have a lot riding on this computer bomb scam! Leave the laptop in a prominent place!"
"Near the cockpit door?"
"Excellent! Here's your ticket!"

blue51's picture

Did he demand bitcoin ?

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

law enforcement is responding to analyze a suspicious item - reportedly a notebook computer.

well this statement tells all.

the whole laptop security thing coming from Europe, no lap tops on aeroplanes etc.

pre-feed the narrative.