Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Passenger bites man, jumps from moving plane

This is why I don't like to fly. Well, not the only reason, but part of it.

An airline passenger bit a fellow traveler Monday, then jumped out of a jetliner as it was moving to take off, authorities said. He was later subdued with a stun gun.

You'd think the jump from the moving plane would have been suffice to subdue.

Troy Rigby, 28, was taken to a hospital from the Fort Lauderdale airport, the Broward County sheriff's office said. It was unclear whether he was injured.

umm...moving plane jump...stun gun. My guess is that he's not feeling up to par.

The Continental Airlines flight had been delayed for about 30 minutes, and as the Boeing 737 began to taxi, the man started yelling to get off, the sheriff's office said.
He ran to the front of the plane and banged on windows and the cockpit door, authorities said. As passengers and crew members tried to restrain him, he bit a passenger.
When the pilot depressurized the cabin, the man opened a door, jumped to the tarmac and ran toward the terminal. Deputies said they zapped him with a stun gun after he resisted arrest.

Hey, some people are afraid to fly.


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