January 12, 2010, - 3:08 pm
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After the same flight to Detroit has already had two incidents, including the terrorist attack by Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, they know better than to act “unruly.” But several passengers, whom a Detroit radio station just identified as “Middle Eastern men,” did it anyway, because they’re trying to see how much they can get away with, until we finally take them seriously (as in, not yet). Here’s the latest on Northwest Flight 243, a flight similar to Flight 253:
DETROIT — Authorities are on board a grounded Northwest Airlines flight after an incident was reported.Flight No. 243 from Amsterdam was taxied to a gate at Detroit Metro Airport and passengers are being let off.Local 4 has learned that there was a report of several unruly passengers on board.Detroit Metro Airport Spokesman Mike Conway told Local 4 they do not believe the incident is a threat.
Nope, not a “threat.” Just a dress rehearsal. WAKE. THE. HECK. UP. AMERICA.
**** UPDATE – More:
Sources tell Fox 2 that a flight from Amsterdam into Detroit Metropolitan Airport was held on the tarmac after landing because of unruly behavior by some of the passengers.
The source says four men from Saudi Arabia were saying something in Arabic that alarmed four on-board Federal Air Marshals. The Marshals speak Arabic. A decision was made to stop the plane on the tarmac away from the passenger terminal and remove the men from the plane.
Once the men were removed, the rest of passengers were then taken to the terminal for deboarding.
The Transportation Security Administration says the unruly passengers were interviewed by Customs and Border Protection officials.
But the TSA says the passengers were released and no arrests were made.
Delta Air Lines spokeswoman Susan Elliott says the crew of Northwest Flight 243 requested that authorities meet the plane Tuesday after it landed because four passengers didn’t follow their instructions. She says nobody was injured but wouldn’t describe what the passengers were doing.
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