Yesterday, as some may be aware, a man threatening about a bomb was subdued by passengers on a flight that was diverted to Denver.
A passenger who was apparantly on Flight 735 yesterday wrote about his experience on Flyertalk.com:
I was in 3C on Flight 735 and saw everything that happend….and it was A LOT scarier to all of us in first than the news is reporting.
Situation started after meal was served and “Chronicles of Narnia had been on for about an hour (never will watch that movie without thinking about this flight). An hispanic man walked up to first, kind of shuffling with a hanging head and a slack expression. I looked up when he walked by, thought he looked weird but not weird enough to worry about. I went back to the movie and the next thing I know I hear our flight attendant yelling, “No sir, Stop that Sir!” and then “get away from there”! The passenger in 2D stated he could see that the guy had indeed been able to move the handle on the main exit door all the way over and that he could see the inner door lifting and moving a bit. The flight attendant rushed forward to push back on the door trying to close it. It was at that moment that some pretty cool guys in 1B, 1C stood up grabbed the guy and had him in want I think was considered a choke hold. 1D, another big guy (all 3 men who helped to subdue the man were a good size fortunately) was also helping to hold the guy down.
This is another great example of how blogs, or a forum in this case, can provide better context and a more interesting story than the mainstream media can produce.