As much as I despise seeing news articles under the #real-world-aviation category, I figured that this one was one that should be brought to attention. In a brief summary, a 25 year old man from Turkey boarded a flight from Los Angeles, CA bound for Honolulu, HI on an A321 operated by American Airlines. Sometime during the flight, the individual mentioned in the article was reportedly trying to breach the cockpit door.
The thing that caught my attention even more was that the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) scrambled their fighters to escort the aircraft. HIANG operates F22 stealth fighters for those who are not familiar. After living in Hawaii for more than 13 years about 3 years ago, seeing their F22’s was a pleasant sound and sight to see.