RE: [wtcattack] Fw: PsychoAir
- I for one really appreciate that John. You have given this a lot of thought
and I believe it is back to bare bone basic survival as you have indicated.
The hi-jackers will find ways to have weapons, so to disarm the passengers
may not help. The same way as in guns. Gun laws only afffect the honest
citizen thereby leaving him/her defenseless. We are too polite and too
politically correct and too concerned about what others think. The foreign
invaders know this about our country. They are even taunting us now, saying
we don't have the courage to blah blah blah. I wonder myself if our
government has the courage to really do anything to restore order or at
least a semblence of it. Your points were well taken and I will remember
them. Thanks Carol in VA
From: Filipe Santos [mailto:hidrogenio@...]
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 4:16 PM
Subject: [wtcattack] Fw: PsychoAir
> > Written By: John Burnettyours.
> > DC-10 Captain, a Police Officer, Talks Straight
> > September 26, 2001
> > Fraternal Brothers and Sisters, My name is John Burnett. I am a DC-10
> > Captain for FedEx. I am also a Police Officer for the Memphis Police
> > Department.
> > My purpose in writing this is to share some of my thoughts regarding
> > actions a pilot might consider when faced with a modern-day hijacker.
> > These thoughts are outside-the-box when it comes to the way we've all
> > been trained. Neither the FAA or our companies will suggest any of
> > these techniques or implement them as a part of our normal training
> > cycles. They couldn't for fear of lawsuits. I am distributing this via
> > e-mail to buddies I've flown with. I'm asking them to send it to their
> > circle of friends within the industry, and for you to send it to
> > I know most of us have e-mail, and I hope this reaches the next toface
> > the horror of some religious fanatic onboard.take
> > We have all had training in what to do in case of a hijacking; try to
> > keep the hijacker calm, make him think you're doing what he wants,
> > him where ever he wants to go, etc., etc., etc. Save your passengers,the
> > your crew, and your aircraft. In an emergency, you will revert to that
> > training. When our unfortunate peers were faced with the screams of
> > Flight Attendants and hijacker's demands to open the cockpit door,made
> > their training probably made them open the door. When the fanatics
> > demands, their training told them to comply as best they could. I canor
> > only wonder what their thoughts were as they left the cockpit and were
> > tied up in the back of the plane; what they thought as they descended
> > over New York. I hope the fanatics had to kill them in their seats and
> > drag their dead bodies out of the cockpit. But, I bet they did as they
> > were trained to do.
> > As you look back over recent hijackings, FedEx, Egypt Air, and now the
> > September 11th hijackings, you see a perpetrator who, for one reason
> > another wants to take over the airplane and kill himself. Each ofthese
> > hijackers, except for the FedEx incident, were successful. They tookHe
> > over the airplane and killed everyone onboard. If you're following the
> > news programs today, you hear a lot about how we could let these
> > hijackers learn to fly. You would think if knowing how to fly would
> > guarantee a successful hijacking, Auburn Calloway (the FedEx hijacker)
> > would have been a hijacker success story. He was a Navy pilot, a
> > martial arts student, a fellow FedEx crewmember, and he took all the
> > weapons he needed: hammers, knives and a spear gun. He didn't have to
> > overcome any Flight Attendants or demand they open the cockpit door.
> > just went back to his bag, took out his hammer came back into thea
> > cockpit and started crushing skulls. The crewmembers on that flight
> > didn't worry about Flight Attendants, they didn't worry about
> > passengers. All three pilots left the cockpit and fought a
> > hand-to-hand, life-or-death battle. To survive today's hijacker, you
> > cannot worry about your passengers; you cannot worry about your Flight
> > Attendants. You must develop a mind-set that everyone onboard,
> > including yourself, is already dead. Because, if the hijacker is
> > successful in taking over your airplane, not only you, your crew, your
> > passengers and your aircraft are lost, but thousands on the ground are
> > at risk.
> > One of the reasons the FedEx crew survived, is the extraordinary
> > actions of the copilot. Although he had brain injury, the copilot took
> > the DC-10 and immediately executed a half-roll. This maneuver took the
> > hijacker off his feet as the Captain and S/O were struggling with him.
> > During a point in the maneuver, the hijacker, Captain and S/O were
> > thrown back behind the cockpit door. When he righted the airplane, the
> > F/O then left his seat and joined the fight in the galley area of the
> > plane. It was only after the Captain determined the hijacker was
> > subdued, he returned to the cockpit and flew the airplane to landing.
> > Very few of us have had to confront true evil. Fewer still have
> > seriously considered taking the life of another human being. I believe
> > this is the reason the FedEx crew did not kill their attacker. The
> > crew's heroism that day is beyond belief and any action that leads to
> > safe landing and recovery cannot be argued with. But, when the CaptainWhat
> > left the F/O and S/O, thinking the situation was under control, he was
> > mistaken. The F/O and S/O had sustained serious, life-threatening
> > injuries. The hijacker had not. As the Captain flew the aircraft, the
> > hijacker, who had surrendered, began the fight anew. As the airplane
> > landed, the hijacker was just moments away from overcoming the two
> > crewmembers. I mention this for your consideration. I would suggest
> > that you make the conscious decision to kill anyone who tries to take
> > your airplane from you.
> > Today we are at war. The hijacker who comes through your cockpit door
> > is going to kill you and everyone onboard. So, how do you do that?
> > weapons are available to us as pilots?attackers.
> > The intercom.
> > Command that all men come forward and fight the hijackers. You have
> > many able-bodied men onboard. They are sitting in shock not knowing
> > what to do. Command they come forward and help you kill your
> > And, they will come.shelf,
> > The airplane itself.
> > Get the hijackers off their feet. Go into an immediate dive to float
> > them to the ceiling. Then execute a 6G positive maneuver and hope they
> > hit their head or break their back as they hit the floor, galley
> > etc.for
> > Dump the cabin.
> > Maybe one of the hijackers has a head cold.
> > Pull the fire handles, shut the start levers and turn the fuel valves
> > off.
> > If you loose the battle, at least the airplane won't be used as a
> > guided missile on a kamikaze mission. With luck, maybe these guys
> > didn't learn how to do an in-flight restart. Then leave the cockpit,
> > all of you, and kill your attackers. Don't believe it when they
> > surrender. Don't be nice to them. KILL THEM.
> > Flare Gun.
> > If your airplane has one, the Captain might consider making sure it's
> > loaded and secured next to his bag. I can think of nothing more
> > satisfying than watching a ball of burning phosphorous embedded into a
> > fanatic's gut, burning its way through him.
> > The crash-axe.
> > I would suggest you have your copilot take it from it's holder and
> > secure it next to him so he has it immediately available. Makes an
> > excellent skull crusher.
> > Your flashlight.
> > The FAA use to require a 2 cell. A 3 cell Mag-Light makes an excellent
> > weapon. If your maneuvers have the hijackers on the floor writhing in
> > pain, crush their skulls with it.
> > Your stolen hotel bic pen.
> > Drive it into an attacker's eye, ear, throat, or into the area just
> > under the jaw bone. That's a particular interesting place to drive it,
> > because when he opens his mouth to scream, you can read Hyatt sticking
> > there.
> > Your hand and fingers.
> > Drive your fingers into his eyes and try to feel your fingernails
> > scrape the back of his eye sockets. Scoop the eyeballs out. It will
> > confuse the hell out of him when he finds himself looking at his shoes
> > as they dangle there on the ocular nerves.
> > Your teeth.
> > Remember Hannabal Lecter. Eat a nose, a cheek, or a finger. And keep
> > eating. Attack with all viciousness. A piranha is a small fish, but
> > it's greatly feared. A hijacker is not expecting you to eat him and it
> > might make him forget why he got on your airplane to begin with. It
> > will, at least, impress his buddies.
> > Now here's my wish-list of things the FAA could do to help, especially
> > in this time of war.
> > Arm the Captain.
> > The battle is not going to require any long shots and a small revolver
> > would be a good choice. It would hold off the attackers long enough
> > you to disable your aircraft. If the attackers claimed the red packagethe
> > they were holding was a bomb, I'd shoot out the door glass and hope
> > door would be ripped out and the hijacker and his package would beto
> > sucked out. And hey, if I got sucked out with him, I'd try to fly
> > myself to the hijacker look in his face and laugh at him all the way
> > the ground.started
> > Invite the local Police to jumpseat.
> > Police are always looking for something free.
> > Donut shops use to be a favorite target for robbers, until they
> > giving donuts to the Police. Robbers don't rob donut shops anymore. Iand
> > would suggest each Police Department send the FAA a list of the best
> > shots on the department and those guys and their guns would be welcome
> > on my airplane. Fill every vacant seat with armed Police, give them a
> > donut, and tell them to shoot anyone who gives your Flight Attendant
> > any shit.
> > Stop this silly no-knife rule.
> > Make it public. Tell the public they're welcome to bring their pocket
> > knives onboard. Then everyone will bring them. When you make your
> > intercom call for help, you'll have a dozen or more knife wielding
> > helpers trying to make sure their new Gerber tastes fanatics blood.
> > There are even a few of them who'd want to keep ears as souvenirs.
> > Law enforcement agencies are all aware there are copy-cat criminals
> > fanatics. We have a number of loony fanatical hate-groups here in theYahoo! Groups Sponsor
> > USA: ALF, PETA, KKK, Army of God, Anti-abortionists, and the list goes
> > on. It doesn't matter the size of your airplane. Right now, as I write
> > this, there is an anti-abortionist escapee here in the Memphis area.
> > He's seen what happened at the World Trade Center. A small commuter
> > plane would do a great job on an abortion clinic, or on an animal
> > research facility, or on a local synagogue, mosque, etc., etc., etc.
> > None of us is immune. Take some time and consider your actions if this
> > event should ever happen to you.
> > My prayer is none of you ever have to face this kind of decision.
> > Best of luck to you, and may God Bless
> > John Burnett
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