Unruly passenger tries to break into the cockpit

On a flight from Washington Dulles to Newark, a passenger named Matthew Dingly tried to break into the cockpit. When a flight attendant tried to intervene, he attacked her violently. Then, when the flight landed and police officers boarded the plane, he literally threw one of them from the aircraft stairs. The poor officer had broken ribs as a result. The other officers were also injured.
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Sounds like the 21st century

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Wow. I’ve no idea what to say, lol. I pray for the flight attendants and officers who were injured.

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I’m surprised so many people are joking around here. Someone trying to storm the cockpit, then injuring six officers and flight attendants is no laughing matter. I don’t know if any of you read the article, but this is definitely serious. One of the officers has four broken ribs, and they didn’t list specific injuries for the FA, but it sounds like she took a beating…

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This is how you get on the no fly list. What a dumb thing to do

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I’m with you, comments such as “sounds like drugs” and the others is awful considering the nature of the article.

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This man(the suspect) might have psychological issues. I don’t think anywhere on earth, a reasonable man would just rise from their seat and attack the crew. He needs to be thoroughly examined psychologically in spite of his pre-existing record. Glad to hear that he was subdued successfully and that the FA has been discharged from the hospital. Quick recovery to the men in uniform.

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This is why the cockpit doors are reinforced. But they seriously need more manpower onboard the flights to prevent something like this from becoming so serious.

These guys took the words out of my mouth

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I can imagine him screaming at the door like:

Open! OPEN! Why won’t this idiot open! I wanna meet the captain! FOR GOD’S SAKE!
DON’T TAKE ME AWAY! Push WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’M ARRESTED?

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Well I suppose they have FAMs that would probably step in, though those aren’t on every flight. Otherwise, the FAs and passengers just have to deal with it. Incidents like this are fairly rare though, so I don’t know what more would really be practical…

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I guess that’s right. But they still happen, right? Maybe just a tiny bit more security on the flights.

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Ya, I mean they do happen. But I suppose my point is more that there is already (atleast in the US) the Federal Air Marshalls, but they can’t be on every flight, though there presence was significantly increased on domestic flights following 9/11. There effectively police that fly as a passenger, and are there in case. That seems like what your recommending, and to get them on every flight would be so expensive and hard that I don’t think that would get much traction in the government. Now it’s possible I suppose, but unlikely. There are things that could be done, but flight attendants already have some training to subdue people, and for better or worse I don’t see much more being done…

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That’s right. I guess that only time will tell what would happen next. But some security on some flights is still better than none, so I’m still grateful for what we have now.

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This is super awful

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Some people are super rude by joking about people suffering, especially when they get seriously hurt by a crazy person

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As I read through the more recent posts after mine, I recognize what I did wrong. This really isn’t a laughing matter, but I guess I didn’t recognize that earlier. I apologize for what I said, I know now it was wrong for this topic.


Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, even a regular.

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Apology accepted

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well…

this is the reality we live in. nothing more to say here

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That is how you get on the no freedom list too.