Friday, November 9, 2012

United Airlines flight forced into emergency landing after passenger 'refuses to stop PRAYING in the aisle'

Another Muslim waging non-violent jihad by interrupting a flight?  Time will tell, if the authorities don't throw this down the rabbit hole.  My sense is that this is Jihad and a test of the authorities reaction.  It's par for the course that is not mentioned when that religion is Islam.  Had he been a Seventh Day Adventist, it would be headline news.

United Airlines flight forced into emergency landing after passenger 'refuses to stop PRAYING in the aisle'

By Peter Rugg

PUBLISHED: 01:13 EST, 9 November 2012 | UPDATED: 01:50 EST, 9 November 2012

A United Airlines pilot flying from Denver to Washington D.C. declared an emergency Thursday night when a passenger began praying in the aisle.

According to reports, the unidentified man was praying loudly and had become disorderly.

Flight 662 was preparing to land at Dulles Washington International Airport in northern Virginia when the incident happened.

Once the pilot declared an emergency a military escort appeared to guide the Boeing 757 into a safe landing.

No one was injured and the passengers then left the plane without incident, having landed 13 minutes ahead of their scheduled arrival time.

The man who'd caused the disturbance with his religious outburst was removed from the plane in handcuffs by police and paramedics and taken away in a police cruiser.

It's not known if the man has been charged with anything or if he's being treated for any psychological problems.

Post on Twitter following the incident speculated the disorderly passenger may have a emotional or mental disorder.

Praying passengers have been known to cause disturbances with their religious fervor.

In 2008, a bearded Orthodox Jewish man wearing a black hat and a long black coat was ejected from the back of a United Airlines jet shortly before take-off when he began praying and refused to return to his seat despite the insistence of flight attendants.

In that incident, the man claimed he could not stop the prayer until it was finished and attempted to return to his seat once the observance was complete.

The religious affiliation of the passenger on Flight 662 has not been publicized, and United Airlines has not yet returned requests from Mail Online for comment.