American Airlines passenger barges into cockpit and damages control panel in viral video

American Airlines confirmed the news and added that due to the disturbance, flight 488 from San Pedro Sula to Miami got delayed


                            American Airlines passenger barges into cockpit and damages control panel in viral video
The plane was boarding passengers when the incident happened (Twitter/ @@ArielSierra)

A video that has gone viral shows a man in Honduras barging into the cockpit of a Miami-bound American Airlines plane during boarding and breaking the controls before trying to jump outside the window. The incident reportedly happened Tuesday afternoon, January 11, and was shot by an unknown person.

The person capturing the drama was also heard saying, “They're dragging him back inside.” The photos of the broken controls inside the cockpit have also surfaced online. A local newspaper – La Prensa – in the Central American country reported that there was no confirmation if the man, whose identity is not known yet, was a passenger of the same flight.

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American Airlines confirmed the news and added that due to the disturbance, flight 488 from San Pedro Sula to Miami got delayed. A statement read, “During boarding of American Airlines flight 488 with service from San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) to Miami (MIA), a customer entered the open flight deck and caused damage to the aircraft. Crew members intervened and the individual was ultimately apprehended by local law enforcement. A replacement aircraft is on its way to Honduras and the flight is scheduled to re-depart at 9:30pm local time. We applaud our outstanding crew members for their professionalism in handling a difficult situation.”

Meanwhile, the clip of the incident has attracted a lot of attention online with a user saying, “The guy probably was from the future and knew that this plane would somehow end up destroying humanity somehow so he travelled back in time and did what he had to do.” And when the second user tweeted, “I think the pilot doors need to be closed with a code entry. Just like we have on our front doors!!!!  Lets get smart people,” the third one wrote: “They do have a code lock, but the door has to be open at some time while the crew get the aircraft ready. The only to prevent this kinda insanity is to let the crew do their thing then shut the door before boarding.”



 



 

 



 

A user jokingly asked, “Why would they wanna go on the ramp? Nothin down there but bags, overworked ramp employees, and the smell of jet fuel.” Another one said, “What the actual fuck is wrong with people and flying these days?” “Given the man's actions, and the distance from the window to the ground, I would have been inclined to assist him with his self-defenestration,” a person commented.



 

 



 

 



 

A tweet read, “I always wondered why the cockpit doors are open upon entering. Anyone determined and experienced enough could get in and fly the plane.” Another tweet said, “I'm betting he'll be banned from flying ever again on ANY airline, once he gets out of jail that is.” A person tweeted, “San Pedro Sula Honduras is a hell of a place to be ( just saying), can we see some glorious videos of that glorious moment somewhere?” “Spirit would have charged witnesses $20 for pre-flight entertainment,” a user added.



 

 



 

 



 

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