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Man Arrested for Jumping Fence, Climbing Onto Plane in Las Vegas

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A man was arrested at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas the afternoon of Saturday, December 12, after he jumped a runway fence and climbed onto the wing of Alaska Airlines Flight 1367 bound for Portland, Oregon. (theexplorerblog.com) Daha Fazlası...

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tlkenyon
Tim Kenyon 16
Reminds me of the Shatner episode of The Twilight Zone...
WhiteKnight77
I had that same thought as well.

The guy in the video really hit hard. He had to be on something for sure.
Lshstone
Linda Stone 2
My first thought too - was WS on the flight?

alexa320
I very much doubt it.....we would have known by now! News carries fast you know....
jbsimms
James Simms 14
Don’t give Ryan Air any ideas on how to carry more passengers
ADXbear
ADXbear 8
I just hope the airport doesn't have a knee jerk reactionary close down on of the worlds best spotting areas designated for the public.
alexa320
Don’t worry, they won’t! The viewing area has been closed since late March!!
And they don’t do “ knee-jerk” reactions either. It’s an FAA-certified airport with DHS/TSA rules and regulations. This is a rare event. No airport is foolproof. And there are a lot of crazies high on substance abuse out there.
talktalatka
F A 7
This guy took the option “wing or isle seat” literally!
johnhebenton
he'd been watching too much Airplane Repo
hwh888
Quote "Authorities believe the man was either impaired or mentally ill"

I'd say that's a sure bet.
watkinssusan
SEEING THE VIDEO OF THE MAN ON THE WING, ITHINK HE WAS NOT JUST MENTALLY ILL, BUT HIGH ON SOMETHING..I GUESS HE THOUGH HE COULD LITERALLY "FLY" OF HIS OWN ACCORD!
DrumsArt
Las Vegas Parano...
ajagostini
ajagostini 14
The gall of that guy...to do it without a mask on was just uncivilized.
admirallock
mommy....there's a gremlin on the wing
tomasz2013
A crazy act deserves a crazy punishment.
I think 2 hours strapped to a stunt biplane should do it.
darjr26
darjr26 3
I would have knocked him off the wing with a fire hose.
alexa320
Save water. Let the guy climb something as slippery as ice and see what happens. Same end result, case closed....
msongy
msongy 3
"After about a minute on the wing, the man tried to climb up the scimitar". What exactly is a "scimitar"?
PlainSpeaking
Winglet.
IAOA
IAOA 2
New word to play in SCRABBLE!!
f4fntm
john doe 2
The thing Hassan threatens to chop Bugs Bunny with.
robfsmith127
A curved sword used in battle for centuries.
alexa320
One of three types of winglets the B737 has. Named after a type of curved sword called a scimitar. This type also has a downward portion as well as the larger part he tried to climb. It is very smooth, so whatever he was going to try was not going to work from the git-go.
Mr. Boeing does not design and build airplanes to be used in this way, surprise, surprise!
Lshstone
Linda Stone 1
“I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor, just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!”
wdhearrell
wdhearrell 5
Just gun the engines. He'll fall off of there. No big thing.
robfsmith127
If you watch the video in the Twitter link at the bottom of the article, he does fall off as the cops approach him. Hits rather hard too.
wdhearrell
wdhearrell 1
Lol.
alexa320
PIC shutdown both engines. It’s a natural thing to do when you see an unusual situation and use an abundance of caution.
328thBS
Apparently Cosmos Kramer is spending Christmas in Las Vegas. I wonder if he chased his ex-roommate there.
CPAIR007
JASON AWID 2
How the heck did he get up there to begin with ??..The fellow definitely needs mental help ..hope he gets it .
robfsmith127
Judging from how hard he hit the tarmac, he'll need medical help too.
alexa320
Broken jaw.
alexa320
I assume c,imbed the wheel, then flaps at takeoff setting. It’s amazing what you can do when you’re high as a kite! Same as scaling the airport perimeter fence with razor wire....
banthony51150
Not unexpected anymore! Routine way of life it seems like these past 10+ months!
Mmeyers7167
It’s Vegas Baby, Vegas! What happens there stays there, right?
alexa320
No, not this time!
It was all over the world within hours of happening.....
keywestjj
Well that sure would be an interesting way to get to Portland! They should have just taxied out and taken off ... ;-)
alexa320
They did taxi out! And were about to line up.....professional pilots don’t just takeoff when there’s an abnormal situation and yoyre still on the ground. It’s all in the training and CRM. Basic stuff, really. They did just fine, trust me....
chop12345
chop12345 1
I told him not to play craps, but, noooooo he had to play and lost all his money. The bet regarding "cleaning the windows of a plane," with the maintenance guy from McCarran was the final straw.
drpepper
ed george 1
Here's great audio of the incident. Highlights the need for improved communication technology and protocols. https://youtu.be/7wsOqoHbuiI
chop12345
chop12345 0
After listening to that all I can say is ASA pilots were the smartest of the group. Tower was an idiot!
CampGirl
CampGirl 1
Looks like there is something on the ground by the wing that looks like a ladder.
IAOA
IAOA 1
Seems LAS needs to do more to heighten security than anything else. The article rather makes light of the fact this guy was able to climb over the airport fence and get into the secured area of the airport. He could have gone anywhere.
ewrcap
The airport is surrounded by high fencing topped with barbed wire. I guess we could build the Berlin Wall around every airport and hire East German guards to shoot people. Or, we could hire thousands of police to stand every 20 feet to make sure nobody gets through. Of course the safest option is to just close down the airport. That would make it 100% safe!
alexa320
Well said.
TWA55
TWA55 0
Looks like he was trying to get back to his other kook friends in PDX.
f4fntm
john doe 0
I wonder what exactly the cops approaching on the wing were planning to do when they reached him.
alexa320
Taze him and grab him!
Basically get him off so the airplane, crew and passengers could co to use to destination. Simple, really. It’s called dealing with the situation when asked to respond. Try working a shift at the airport to find out....
f4fntm
john doe 2
Oh, I know what the po-po do. The patrol supervisor in my head was saying, "Approaching this subject of unknown intent and capabilites while balanced precariously on a wing 10-12' off the pavement is gonna get one of us badly hurt, the agency sued, or both. Why rush it?" Happily, our actor resolved the dilemma unassisted. No out-of-court settlement for him.
alexa320
Um, people on PCP don’t sue, they wouldn’t know how to. It fries the brain and you end up like this guy. No lawyer would touch him. Not if they want to keep their reputation intact....so, no worries in that front, mate!
He violated several statutes, so they will likely throw the book at him.
No one gets sued, just incarcerated after medical treatment and a criminal record. As a side note, he will never work at any certificated airport after this.
wtwisniewski
I think the wing would need a high level inspection for damage from his weight and potential tampering with its parts.
cwlh
Chris Hobbs -2
It seems odd that the pilot "contacted Air Traffic Control". As a pilot, I'm not clear what they could have done. I think it would have been more useful to contact Ground Traffic Control (or possibly the Tower). A very odd choice.
alexa320
Nothing odd about it whatsoever!

They would have been talking to various ATC frequencies starting g with RAMP, GRD and then TWR. All normal, standard stuff at most airports.

What could ATC have done? Why, call, the authorities like OPERATIONS, METRO POLICE! Again , all standard protocol. That’s how you get people to respond. Happens all the time.
LAS is not some podunk airfield!
You sound like someone not involved in aviation?.....
jrlazar4
JR Lazar 3
a reporter that doesn't know the difference between ATC and local frequencies. the pilot would only have been talking to ground.
alexa320
In this case TWR, since he was holding short of the RWY and waiting to line up.
jetserf
jetserf 2
ATC would notify law enforcement.
paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin 3
it's a journalist. they are ALL air traffic control. just like my plane over there on the tarmac.

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