LARNACA, CYPRUS: Phillip O’Brien was a hero on a Jet2 flight when he stepped in to ensure his family and others on board were safe after a terror scare.
The 35-year-old restrained a woman who stripped down to her underwear and rushed to the cockpit twice, saying she had bombs on the Cyprus-Manchester flight.
In the August 9 incident, a half-naked woman shouted “Allahu Akbar” as she walked through the plane bound for Manchester. She is still unknown. She also said that her parents were part of ISIS, which is a terrorist group.
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Early Tuesday morning, a flight from Larnaca to Manchester was diverted to Paris because a 30-year-old woman caused trouble on the flight and scared everyone on board shortly after takeoff. She shouted “Allahu Akbar” and sounded like she had access to explosives on the plane. She even asked the kids she was with if they were “ready to die.”
O’Brien said the situation was quite tense because everyone was “grasping each other” and no one was trying to stop him. He even asked the staff why they weren’t doing anything before taking action himself. When O’Brien saw the woman walking towards the cockpit for the second time, he saw his chance. He told the Mirror he went alone and “took her to the ground”. After subduing the woman, the pilot made an emergency landing at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris.
On January 28, 2008, in Manchester, England, a Jet2 airliner prepares to land at Manchester International Airport. Airport baggage handlers could lose their jobs because management at Ringway Handling Services says they could close the business because the airport market is so competitive. The company is one of many working at the airport to help people with their luggage.
The 35-year-old is the boss of a drainage company. When he was younger, he worked in security. He was on the road with his wife and three children aged eight to fourteen, a total of six people. He also said he spoke to the woman and asked her what she had done. She reportedly told him, “If I don’t, there will be an explosion and everyone will die.”
On social media, people are sharing videos of a chaotic scene in which at least two French police officers hold down a woman wearing a red top and a black cap. The flight would have gone to Paris so that the “disruptive passenger” could be removed.