• Re: Pilot Charged With 83 Counts of Attempted Murder

    From Larry Dighera@21:1/5 to democrat-criminals@mail.house.gov on Tue Oct 24 21:41:06 2023
    Court filings reveal info on off-duty pilot who tried to shut off engines on Alaska Airlines flight
    Video: https://youtu.be/J62JnzMgN1w?si=tOreCeBz-b7dB24M
    Apparently, he was on a psychedelic mushroom trip, and requested to be handcuffed.

    On Mon, 23 Oct 2023 18:27:05 -0000 (UTC), "Leroy N. Soetoro" <democrat-criminals@mail.house.gov> wrote:

    https://www.newser.com/story/341746/pilot-charged-with-83-counts-of- >attempted-murder.html

    An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot faces 83 counts of attempted murder
    after authorities say he tried to turn off the engines mid-flight, reports >NBC News. The incident happened Sunday on a flight out of Everett, >Washington, bound for San Francisco. The airline says the off-duty pilot
    was sitting in the "jump seat" of the cockpit, as is common when pilots
    are commuting from one airport to another, per CNN. At some point, the man >identified as 44-year-old Joseph Emerson "unsuccessfully attempted to
    disrupt the operation of the engines," said the airline. ABC News reports
    he did so by "grabbing the fire extinguisher handles on the engines."

    The captain and first officer subdued the man and handcuffed him to a
    seat, according to the airline and a federal official who spoke to ABC, as >captured in audio from the plane to air-traffic controllers recorded by >LiveATC.net: "We've got the guy that tried to shut the engines down out of >the cockpit, and he doesn't sound like he's causing any issues in the back >right now," the pilot said. "I think he's subdued. Other than that, we
    want law enforcement as soon as we get on the ground and are parked." The >plane diverted to Portland, where Emerson was taken into custody. Flight
    2059 had 80 passengers and four crew members, and Emerson is charged with
    83 felony counts of attempted murder, 83 counts of reckless endangerment,
    and one count of endangering an aircraft, per booking records.

    The flight was operated by Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Airlines.
    "The FAA is engaged with Alaska and Horizon airlines and is supporting law >enforcement investigations into Sunday evening's incident," said the FAA
    in a statement. More details about Emerson were not immediately available.
    He was reportedly scheduled to be part of a 737 flight crew in San
    Francisco. "We are grateful for the professional handling of the situation
    by the Horizon flight crew and appreciate our guests' calm and patience >throughout this event," Alaska Airlines said in a statement. (Read more >Alaska Airlines stories.)

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