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Smutter
09-20-2018, 02:09 PM
http://amp.wesh.com/article/student-pilot-tries-to-steal-american-airlines-jet/23329841


TransWorld
09-20-2018, 05:05 PM
http://amp.wesh.com/article/student-pilot-tries-to-steal-american-airlines-jet/23329841


Hot linked it for you.

Florida Tech student pilot tried to steal American Airlines jet at Melbourne airport, officials say (http://amp.wesh.com/article/student-pilot-tries-to-steal-american-airlines-jet/23329841)

Csy Mon
09-20-2018, 05:46 PM
Trinidad Indian on a student visa.
Mental issues.
Sad


Baradium
09-20-2018, 06:40 PM
A senior aircraft pilot said Sankat could not have stolen the plane because it must have an auxiliary power unit and other ground support hooked up in order for the engines to start.

:rolleyes:

crash312
09-20-2018, 06:46 PM
Is AA flying 321s into Melbourne, FL or is that some type of heavy MX/paint shop base?

crash312
09-20-2018, 06:50 PM
:rolleyes:


Obviously doesn't know about the super secret turbine hand prop technique.

freezingflyboy
09-20-2018, 08:03 PM
A senior aircraft pilot said Sankat could not have stolen the plane because it must have an auxiliary power unit and other ground support hooked up in order for the engines to start.

Wait. You guys don't have an APU towed over and hooked up during engine start? How do you pressurize the chem trail packs!? :confused:

vagabond
09-20-2018, 08:11 PM
If I find out this idiot has an account here on APC, I know my acid reflux will flare up bigly.

Black Sambo
09-20-2018, 09:23 PM
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Brother-of-Wasilla-man-who-stole-and-crashed-a-Seattle-plane-speaks-out-493866651.html

How is it people think itís okay to steal commercial airliners for whatever reason? And then try to steal an American Airlines aircraft. :eek: :confused:

Wow! This will only make getting through TSA that much worse and the people who want to steal the airlines aircrafts thanks, Ranks right up there with eating detergent pods. Awesomeness.

rickair7777
09-21-2018, 07:05 AM
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Brother-of-Wasilla-man-who-stole-and-crashed-a-Seattle-plane-speaks-out-493866651.html

How is it people think itís okay to steal commercial airliners for whatever reason? And then try to steal an American Airlines aircraft. :eek: :confused:

Wow! This will only make getting through TSA that much worse and the people who want to steal the airlines aircrafts thanks, Ranks right up there with eating detergent pods. Awesomeness.

Well neither perp actually went through TSA. TSA exists to prevent people from taking weapons or explosives onto a plane. Other procedures are required for stuff like this. The system worked in MCO as far as I can see... security caught him. Also unlikely that he could have started up, taxied, and taken off for reasons I'm not going to discuss in detail here.

Peacock
09-21-2018, 07:17 AM
:rolleyes:
If maintenance was working on it, perhaps the APU was inop and heís telling the truth.

Name User
09-21-2018, 09:54 AM
This is a pretty big deal I'm really surprised it hasn't hit national news. The only reason he was stopped is because there happened to be someone on the airplane at that time.

Name User
09-21-2018, 09:55 AM
If maintenance was working on it, perhaps the APU was inop and he’s telling the truth.

Had nothing to do with the APU. It was located on a vendor's pad.

rickair7777
09-21-2018, 10:31 AM
This is a pretty big deal I'm really surprised it hasn't hit national news. The only reason he was stopped is because there happened to be someone on the airplane at that time.

More likely he wouldn't have been able to start engines and taxi.

lowandslow
09-21-2018, 12:18 PM
...I'm really surprised it hasn't hit national news...

Because it wasn't on Twitter and the mechanic evidently wasn't offended.

Name User
09-21-2018, 12:20 PM
More likely he wouldn't have been able to start engines and taxi.
Ummmmm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Horizon_Air_Q400_incident

and that was someone that had never even flown a plane.

Name User
09-21-2018, 12:21 PM
Because it wasn't on Twitter and the mechanic evidently wasn't offended.
Haha

I did however hear the suspect was offended by being racially profiled!

rickair7777
09-21-2018, 02:30 PM
Ummmmm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Horizon_Air_Q400_incident

and that was someone that had never even flown a plane.

Yes, we all saw that one. He probably had more info and knowledge because he worked there. He also taxied and executed a TO with the parking brake on.