09 May '11, 10pm

US plane incidents follow Osama death

WASHINGTON: Passengers and crew restrained a Yemeni man after he pounded on the cockpit door of an airliner as it neared San Francisco, the third security incident on US planes in a single day, officials said Monday. The 28-year-old aboard the American Airlines flight, identified as Rageh Almurisi, got up from his economy class seat shortly before the plane was due to land late Sunday and shook the cockpit door violently. A flight attendant then tackled Almurisi, a Valejo, California resident. "He began to resist, so the flight attendant called for help and another flight attendant, a pilot who was a passenger on the plane and a couple other passengers helped get Mr Almurisi away from the cockpit door onto the ground, where they put him in flexible handcuffs," San Francisco police Sergeant Michael Rodriguez told AFP. The Boeing 737 landed safely with its 162 passengers and...

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