Video: Airline passenger makes it brutally clear to race-baiting bigot that his nonsense won't fly

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The American flying experience is shadowed not only by the threat of structural breakdown but also of social breakdown. Fortunately, there are remedies for both.

In the case of a recent American Airlines flight set to take off from Tampa, Florida, for Philadelphia, the remedy apparently took the form of a hulking off-duty cop with an apparent zero-tolerance policy for nonsense.

American Airlines flight 2506 was scheduled to depart Tampa International Airport Tuesday afternoon. However, a physical altercation broke out during boarding, resulting in a 30-minute delay, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The incident, which was captured on video, appears to have started when an individual in a blue-striped shirt was asked to disembark and refused to do so.

A male flight attendant can be seen calmly asking the unruly passenger to comply. The passenger threatens the flight attendant, then returns to his seat.

After suggesting that the flight attendants were ganging up on him, the unruly passenger twice hurls anti-Semitic remarks, calling the male attendant a "k**e" and "k**e human."

This was Tuesday. Part 1 of 3. \ud83d\udc47\n\n\u201cYou as a k*** human\u201d
— (@)

The bigot evidently attracts the interest of at least one other passenger, who appears to recommend that he get off the plane.

"You want to be a tough guy, bro?" says the unruly passenger. "You're all teaming up. See how most of the people are white here?"

The unruly passenger tells the female flight attendant, "I'm trying to get to my home country, and you all people made it harder for me to get to my home country. I'm telling you, I'm telling you."

— (@)

Having sapped the goodwill in the airplane, the unruly passenger decides to get physical with a brawny man in a blue-hooded shirt and baseball hat.

"They want to see you up front, cos. Go up to the front," says the man in blue. "C'mon, c'mon."

No longer dealing with timid flight attendants, the unruly passenger's demeanor appears to shift. He calls the man in blue "big guy," then asks, "You gonna touch me?"

The man in blue indicates he is not interested in a physical confrontation, even as the unruly passenger shouts in his face.

As the female flight attendant calls for support, the unruly passenger takes a step in the right direction but pivots, approaching the man in blue, aggressively yelling, "You touch me, fool?"

The man in blue defensively pushes the bigot back; however, the unruly passenger swiftly closes the distance, attacking the man in blue and pushing him rearward into other people standing in the aisle.

The man in blue makes quick work out of the unruly passenger, putting him in a headlock.

"Now put your hands down and don't touch anybody," yells the man in blue.

A woman off camera can be heard announcing, "I'm a police officer.

The man in blue responds, "So am I."

"Turn around and walk," says the man in blue to the bigot.

With the help of the other self-identified cop, the man in blue successfully escorts the unruly passenger off the plane to the sound of applause.

Part 3 of 3. The Grand Finale.\ud83d\udc47\n\nCan we hire the guy in the blue hoodie to work the front lines of the soon-to-be-created deportation task force?
— (@)

The Tampa International Airport Police Department indicated that police arrested the unruly passenger just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He was reportedly charged with disorderly intoxication and two counts of battery.

American Airlines told the Inquirer that law enforcement had been requested to the aircraft "due to a disturbance in the cabin involving a disruptive customer." According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the incident involved two passengers who got into a tussle during boarding.

"We thank our team for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience," said the airline.

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FACT CHECK: No, The US Special Forces Did Not Destroy A Plane At An Alaskan Air Force Base

The claim is false and originally stems from a Mar. 19 article published on the satire site, 'Real Raw News'

Plane containing a couple and a 2 year old crashed into the woods. A single parachute made all the difference.

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A small plane containing a husband, wife, and their 2-year-old daughter took off Friday for Santa Rosa from Shelter Cove Airport in Humboldt County, California. The plane never made it to its destination.

Upon receiving a report of a possible airplane crash nearby Usal Road in Whitethorn around 1:15 p.m., Mendocino County Sheriff's Office deputies — joined by deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol, and other first responders — raced to the scene.

First responders scoured the hilly timberland and found an aircraft torn asunder. While the plane was in pieces, the Santa Rosa family was still together. What's more: the child and her 38-year-old parents made off with only minor cuts and scratches.

Five minutes after takeoff, the 2004 Cirrus SR22 single-propeller plane's engine apparently lost power. According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the pilot attempted to figure out what killed the engine but quickly realized the "plane's altitude was too low for recovery."

Fortunately for the family, the plane was equipped with a Cirrus Airframe Parachute System.

"It sounded like it was a last-resort effort," Captain Quincy Cromer of the MCSO told the Press Democrat.

This whole-plane ballistic parachute recovery system, which has come standard on Cirrus aircraft since 1998, fires out a canopy attached to the fuselage that slows an ill-fated plane's descent in the interest of preserving its crew.

Sure enough, the CAPS worked for the family Friday, carrying their plane over to a heavily wooded and mountainous area straddling the Mendocino-Humboldt County line. While their descent was slowed, it was not arrested altogether. The plane ultimately crashed upside down onto the forest floor, losing its tail in the process.

Shelter Cove Fire Department, among the local departments that responded to the crash, emphasized that "even with the parachute the parties involved were extremely fortunate to only receive minor injuries."

SCFD also expressed gratitude "to Cal Fire Fortuna ECC, Whale Gulch Volunteer Fire Company, Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue Team, USCG Sector Humboldt Bay, City Ambulance, and the quick acting witnesses who aided in locating the victims."

The MCSO suggested that the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

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FACT CHECK: Does Video Show Gavin Newsom Falling Down Stairs?

A Newsom spokesperson confirmed in an email to Check Your Fact that the video does not depict him

Tragic: Plane crash kills North Dakota state lawmaker, along with his wife and two children

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North Dakota state Sen. Doug Larsen, his wife Amy, and their two kids passed away due to a plane crash.

The Grand County Sheriff's Office described the lawmaker as the pilot of the aircraft.

"Senator Doug Larsen, his wife Amy, and their two young children died in a plane crash last evening in Utah," North Dakota state Senate Majority Leader David Hogue communicated in an email to other senators, according to the Associated Press. "They were visiting family in Scottsdale and returning home. They stopped to refuel in Utah."

"I'm not sure where the bereavement starts with such a tragedy, but I think it starts with prayers for the grandparents, surviving stepchild of Senator Larsen, and extended family of Doug and Amy," Hogue noted. "Hold your family close today."

Larsen had served in the North Dakota Army National Guard for nearly three decades, according to a press release from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's office.

Burgum, who is currently running in the GOP presidential primary, said the state lawmaker "was a father, husband, coach, entrepreneur, businessman, state senator and lieutenant colonel in the North Dakota National Guard who committed himself fully to each of those roles with an unwavering sense of honor and duty."

"As a legislator, he was a tenacious advocate for individual rights and the freedoms he defended through his military service," the governor noted.

Adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann described Larsen as "a true patriot who dedicated his life, both in and out of uniform, to serving others."

During an interview posted to YouTube last year, Larsen had noted that he was happy to have the chance to serve in office.

Senator Doug Larsen's Straight Talk video podcast www.youtube.com

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Pile-on ensues after journalist offers 'clear sign' that Trump 'is not president anymore'

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NBC News senior White House correspondent Kelly O'Donnell, who is also president of the White House Correspondents' Association, earned ridicule on social media for sharing a post in which she shared a "clear sign" that former President Donald Trump is no longer president of the United States.

"A clear sign he is not president anymore. Despite all the motorcades and perks, his plane has to wait to taxi. Air Force One gets immediate clearance," O'Donnell wrote when sharing a photo of what appears to be Trump's aircraft and another plane.

— (@)

The post has amassed more than 4 million views so far, and many people have responded with ridicule.

"A clear sign Kelly O'Donnell is a totally unserious journalist," Jason Rantz wrote.

"At long last. A clear sign. The closure I needed," Eddie Scarry replied.

"I guess Kelly was a QAnon loon who thought he WAS still President," Sebastian Gorka wrote, adding the hashtag, "#JustAnotherHack."

"Congratulations on breaking the biggest story of your career," someone else mocked.

Others suggested that high gas prices are a signal that Trump is no longer in office.

"Another sign that Trump isn't president anymore: these gas prices," tweeted Charles Correll III, speechwriter for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

"Gas prices are the clearest sign Trump is not president anymore," someone else wrote.

"The clearest sign he isn't President is the current economy, war in Ukraine, high inflation, energy dependence, open borders with mass migration and a country that is in decline while the politicians get richer, the lobbyists steer policy and the good people of this country bear the cost," another person wrote.

"The replies to this post are spectacular," Megyn Kelly opined.

"You see what journalism has become. This person is meant to lead other journalists to hold @JoeBiden to account! The replies to the post are brutal," tweeted, Simon Ateba, chief White House correspondent at Today News Africa in Washington.

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Retractable Stairs, Tennis Shoes, Other Concessions Show Biden’s Old Age Creeping Up

The 80-year-old president has also made a 'concession' to wearing sneakers for comfort

Chaos ensues after airline passenger forces open plane door mid-flight: 'I thought the plane was going to explode'

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A passenger aboard an Asiana Airlines flight from Jeju Island to the South Korean city of Daegu was apparently in a rush to deplane, opening the door just minutes before landing.

A 33-year-old male seated next to an emergency exit reportedly forced open the door on an Airbus A321-200, which was carrying 194 souls including 48 primary and middle school children on their way to a sporting event.

When the door was opened, the plane was roughly 700 feet off the ground and traveling about 170 mph, reported Reuters.

Baek Hyunwoo, a spokesman for the airline, indicated the feat would normally be impossible owing to the difference in air pressure inside and outside the cabin; however, at the lower altitude, there was only a slight difference in air pressure.

Since the plane was descending, the flight attendants were reportedly buckled up and seated too far away to make a swift intervention.

Footage of the incident taken by another passenger shows strapped-down passengers holding on for dear life, with daylight and powerful gusts flooding the cabin.

\u201cMan arrested after opening door as plane prepared to land in South Korea, 9 people taken to hospital - Yonhap\u201d
— BNO News (@BNO News) 1685087257

Another video of the incident shows the plane door ajar and various garments flapping in the wind.

\u201cDoor of Asiana Airlines plane opens in mid-air just before landing in South Korea; 9 people taken to hospital with breathing difficulties\u201d
— BNO News (@BNO News) 1685080680

According to Sky News, some passengers suffered extreme ear pain after the door was opened.

One 44-year-old passenger told the Yonhap News Agency, "I thought the plane was going to explode. ... It looked like passengers next to the open door were fainting."

The mother of one of the schoolchildren aboard the plane said, "The children were shaking, crying, and frightened. Those sitting near the exit must have been shocked the most."

Despite the open door, the plane managed to land safely. There were no casualties.

Twelve people, all but one of whom were between the ages of 11 and 16, reportedly hyperventilated. Nine were taken to a hospital.

Kim Hyeong-su, an officer in the criminal affairs division of the Daegu Dongbu Police Station, indicated the man accused of opening the door could face charges of violating aviation security laws, reported the New York Times.

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'Welcome to Illinois, SATAN': Adam Kinzinger says snake dropped out of plane's wheel well after four-hour flight

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Former U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said that after he had flown a four-hour flight from Texas to Illinois, a snake dropped out of the airplane's wheel well.

"Yesterday I flew from Texas to Illinois, 4 hours at 17,500. Outside temp at that altitude was -8. Landed, taxied in, and when i stopped this boy dropped out of my wheel well. Welcome to Illinois, SATAN," Kinzinger tweeted on Monday. He included several photos of the reptile.

\u201cYesterday I flew from Texas to Illinois, 4 hours at 17,500. Outside temp at that altitude was -8. Landed, taxied in, and when i stopped this boy dropped out of my wheel well. Welcome to Illinois, SATAN.\u201d
— Adam Kinzinger #fella (@Adam Kinzinger #fella) 1681745365

Someone who responded to the former lawmaker said, "This is a non poisonous Texas rat snake by the way in case you were curious."

"Ya. But him hijacking my plane is, discomforting!" Kinzinger replied.

\u201cYa. But him hijacking my plane is, discomforting!\u201d
— Adam Kinzinger #fella (@Adam Kinzinger #fella) 1681746632

Kinzinger departed from office in early January after more than a decade serving in the House chamber — he did not run for re-election in 2022.

Kinzinger was one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, and he was one of the two Republican lawmakers to serve on the House Select Committee that was supposed to investigate the Jan. 6 episode. The other GOP lawmaker to serve on the panel was Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who also left office after her term ended in early January — Cheney lost her 2022 primary to a Trump-backed challenger.

On the heels of his exit from Congress, it was announced that Kinzinger would be a CNN senior political commentator.

A pilot in South Africa recently managed to safely land after a snake came came into contact with him mid flight — the creature was a Cape cobra, a venomous type of snake.

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Pilot lands plane with venomous cobra on board

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A pilot in South Africa managed to safely land a plane after learning that he had an unwanted passenger aboard. Rudolf Erasmus landed the aircraft after a venomous Cape cobra came in contact with him during the flight.

Erasmus reportedly told CNN that he experienced a "cold sensation … underneath my shirt at my hip area."

"At first, I thought it was my water bottle leaking," he noted, according to the outlet. "As I then turned to my left and I looked down, I saw the head of the snake receding back underneath my seat."

"I usually travel with a water bottle that I lodge between my leg and my hip towards the side wall of the aircraft. When I felt this cold sensation where my love handles are, I thought my bottle was dripping," he said, according to TimesLIVE. "As I turned to my left and looked down, I saw the cobra putting its head back underneath my seat."

"I had a moment of stunned silence, not sure if I should tell the passengers because I didn't want to cause a panic. But obviously they needed to know at some point what was going on," he said, according to TimesLIVE.

Erasmus alerted the passengers about the problem, and he eventually landed the plane.

The snake was under the seat when Erasmus disembarked, but unfortunately, because it later disappeared, it was not captured.

"He remained calm in the face of a dangerous situation and managed to land the aircraft safely without any harm to him or his fellow passengers on board, displaying to the world that he is an aviation safety ambassador of the highest order," South African Civil Aviation Authority director of civil aviation Poppy Khoza noted regarding the pilot.

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