Tuesday, September 13, 2011
NORAD scrambled because couple was doin' it.
Note to travelers: don't be getting freaky on a day where national security officials are on edge. You'll get yanked off your plane faster than you can say "Mile High Club."
When airline staff aboard Sunday's Frontier flight from Denver to Detroit noticed a couple in the bathroom for "an extraordinarily long time," they notified the Transportation Security Authority. It quickly turned into a scene reminiscent of a high school gossip movie...starring our scariest government agencies.
The TSA told the FBI who told NORAD, who immediately told two F-16 fighter jets to escort the plane to Detroit's Metropolitan Airport. After a SWAT team with boarded the plane on the tarmac, three people were escorted from the plane in cuffs.
A passenger on the plane told the Associated Press that SWAT instructed everyone to "put your hands on the seat in front of you. Don't move." They brought on three K-9 dogs, and led the three suspects off the plane.
Official FBI reports indicate the couple wasn't feeling well and needed to use the restroom. According to ABC News, however, the people in the bathroom were simply "making out."
People, we get it. Being up in the air makes us want to do crazy things, too. Horomones run wild, impulses get out of control. But cool your jets around the cockpit -- especially around September 11th.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 8:07 AM