Saturday, January 26, 2019
Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” tries to enter cockpit on Paris-to-Tunis flight
A Transavia flight was forced into a diversion when a passenger shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ and tried to enter the cockpit. The Tunisian man, around 30 years old, also tried to make a prayer before the flight from Paris to Tunis was diverted.
Videos posted online shows security staff wrestling with the man while the plane's in mid-air and passengers shouting before they're finally able to bring him under control.
Passengers were reported as saying that the man shouted that he was Tunisian like them and that they should help him. The cause of the disturbance is thought to have been when the man wasn't allowed to pray in the plane corridor. The man's thought to be undergoing a psychiatric evaluation
at 12:51 PM