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Post time 2014-3-15 00:06:44 |Display all floors
Body bags with wings?
I'm just here for the money

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jay_dee Post time: 2014-3-10 17:21
Training the crew better,
have cameras installed in the passenger cabin for pilot to observe,
insta ...

great ideas

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zglobal Post time: 2014-3-14 00:02
They need water pistols

Better be careful then, the black dye will run out of your feathers and we will see you for what you really are - a tired old grey duck.....

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This post was edited by Ratfink at 2014-3-15 22:24

The tech crew are armed with truncheons, handcuffs and leg restraints and they are taught how to use them. This has been standard operational procedure since the mid 60s at least.  Normally they are used to restrain passengers who become over excited, (drunk) or obnoxious.

The cockpit doors on most heavy aircraft (international fights are termed "heavy") are reinforced to prevent them being kicked in by terrorists.

There are a lot of reasons why short arms are best not carried or used by crew, including the fact that an inadvertent shot can sever vital electrical cables, in particular control cables or instrument cables, and more importantly they can be used against the crew and passengers if a hijacker overpowers the armed crew member.  Contrary to popular belief being shot does not stop an attacker unless it hits in a kill zone such as the heart / lungs or brain, or unless the projectile (bullet) severs tendons in the right location.  Otherwise you can pump quite a few rounds in to someone and all it will do is pi#$ them off no end until eventually blood loss slows them down.
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Post time 2014-3-15 21:36:08 |Display all floors
Pilots already have the option of carrying a weapon.
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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