Friday, February 16, 2007

Fast-thinking pilot drops hijacker

We need more people like these, who refused to be victims.

TENERIFE — A fast-thinking pilot with passengers in cahoots fooled a hijacker by braking hard upon landing, then accelerating to knock the man down. When he fell, flight attendants threw boiling water in his face, and about 10 people pounced on him, Spanish officials said Friday.

Interesting article; the pilot saw a way to enlist the passengers in taking down the hijacker, and went with it. It shows that thinking on your feet and making quick, on-the-spot decisions is important.