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(ABC News) NewsFlash Retard attempts to storm cockpit. F-16s cause sonic boom over Northwest Chicago scrambling to get there.   ( ) divider line
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2001-10-08 05:42:53 PM  
2001-10-08 05:44:50 PM  
it was just a retard who wanted to see the cockpit... literally.
2001-10-08 05:46:22 PM  
Yeah, that kid's gonna get the beats when he gets home.

I think it was this guy: [image from too old to be available]
2001-10-08 05:46:24 PM  
Is it possible to have some better headlines here?

A retarded guy trying to see the pilots fly the plane is hardly what I had in mind when I read PASSENGER ATTEMPTS TO "STORM" COCKPIT!"

2001-10-08 05:46:41 PM  
hehehe you said cock
2001-10-08 05:47:22 PM  
I remember when I was a little kid 5 or 6 or so, pilots would let my sister (who was a similar age) up into the cockpit to see what was going on. I even remember one letting me touch the no smoking sign on and off. I guess that's pretty much over now. Anyone else care to reminisce?

2001-10-08 05:47:37 PM  
Almost as good as my headline...

"Severly retarded, mental patient forces downing of airline."
2001-10-08 05:48:18 PM  
Maybe one of the air force farkers can ring in on this, but I'm pretty sure it's extremely unusual for fighters to go to mach over the US mainland.
2001-10-08 05:48:38 PM  
it originally said 'passenger...'; go figure
2001-10-08 05:48:49 PM  
You know if I am in a plane and something bad happens, being escorted by an F-16 in no way calms me down. I mean how does it help? It isn't like he is going to be able to jump out of his plane on to yours come in and help stop whatever mess is occuring. He is going to just shoot you down.
2001-10-08 05:49:14 PM  
As my friend Bob would say:

2001-10-08 05:49:19 PM  
*thump, thump, thump*

Have you seen my baseball?

*thump, thump, thump*
2001-10-08 05:50:07 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Sonic KABOOM!!
2001-10-08 05:50:17 PM  
Love how the front page says "passenger" and then on
the comment page it's "retard".

Kids used to get to visit the cockpit all the time
(remember "Airplane"? "Billy, do you like movies about
gladiators?"). Guess that's past history now tho.
2001-10-08 05:50:56 PM  
Captain Oveur: "Ya ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: "No sir, I've never been up in a plane before!
Captain Oveur: "Ya ever seen a grown man naked?
2001-10-08 05:51:07 PM  
My father was a pilot & he use to let me & my sister do the pilot greeting over the intercom when we would fly with him... Too bad children are not able to go in the cockpits anymore.....The sight is quite breath-taking & would probably inspire many more to choose to work in the proffesion....
2001-10-08 05:51:18 PM  
i work about 30min from o'hare airport. and i have heard no such noise.

arnt fighter planes supost to slow down near citys because of all the buildings and glass and stuff..
2001-10-08 05:51:39 PM  
Nice slur against retarded people there
2001-10-08 05:52:23 PM  
"Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit popping pills."
2001-10-08 05:52:36 PM  
This being around Chicago probably made the air force flip out even more seeing that the Sears Tower is right there.

Sonic Kaboom....ahh that's funny.
2001-10-08 05:54:11 PM  
things are changing now the F16's can do what they want to now
2001-10-08 05:54:24 PM  
You know if I am in a plane and something bad happens, being escorted by an F-16 in no way calms me down. I mean how does it help?

It helps that they can see inside the cockpit and verify that the plane has/hasn't been taken over. And if they're on your 3 and 9, they can't shoot from that position. It's when they disappear that you can start to worry.
2001-10-08 05:55:16 PM  
i'd rather get shot down then run into the sears tower
2001-10-08 05:57:01 PM  
slurs of any kind seem to be held in high regard around here. i just joined fark today and i've seen a ton of racial slurs ("camel farkers"), lots of religious slurs, and quite a few nasty, unnecessary comments directed towards people because of their personal beliefs.

yeesh, get a grip people.
2001-10-08 05:57:12 PM  
My sister was driving through NW Chicago at the time, she heard it.
2001-10-08 05:57:37 PM  
Oh if a F-16 speeds aronud a city, who's gonna stop him? It's not like a police helicopter can pull it over.
2001-10-08 05:59:43 PM  
And a fellow passenger on the distressing flight from Los Angeles was quoted as saying, "I'm, like, totally sick of these retarded terrorists. Like, what did we ever do to them? What-ever."
2001-10-08 06:01:13 PM  
So what was the interview with Sherry and her six kids all about?
2001-10-08 06:01:49 PM  
Razorfark... Its just an irreverance for the silliness imposed upon us by our work places and the media. I dont think anyone here means any of that shiat they say.. besides slurs are just insults someone takes personally and trying to eleminate them is just silly :)
2001-10-08 06:01:59 PM  
Prior to Sept. 11th, military jets were restricted to below Mach 1 over the U.S. mainland. Since then fighter jets are authorized to break the sound barrier if it means getting to a potentially hijacked airliner in time to shoot it down before it hits a building.

Scary, yes. Necessary, yes.
2001-10-08 06:02:09 PM  
When a person who chooses the Use ID of "Razorfark" tells us to get a grip, surely it is far, far too late for the world to get a grip.
2001-10-08 06:03:04 PM  
Sounds like the pilot cried wolf a little to soon for me.
2001-10-08 06:03:26 PM  
I wanna play this game. Which way to the US of A
2001-10-08 06:04:32 PM  
Yeah, I saw that episode of "Life Goes On" when Corky wanted to show the pilot the plastic wings the stewardess gave him to prove, "I am a pilot too!"
2001-10-08 06:06:33 PM  
I prefer chromosomally challenged
2001-10-08 06:07:34 PM  
Read the following out loud or have someone else do it (like your boss, that's really funny!)


Oldie but a goodie!
2001-10-08 06:09:40 PM  
I work in Arlington Heights. I was in a meeting and we all definitely heard the two sonic booms, it was around 3:15 central. --Just to respond to Madhatter.

Didn't find out what it was until just now--wish I had been outside to watch it.
2001-10-08 06:11:18 PM  
Police: Now, sir, are you aware there's a 30mph limit in this area
Pilot: Yeah, yeah...
Police: Are you aware of what speed you were doing
Pilot: No
Police: 767mph. I'm going to have to put points on your licence...
Pilot: You put points on my licence and I'll put a missile hole in your face.
2001-10-08 06:11:23 PM  
Ha. I forgot about that Corky dude.
2001-10-08 06:11:29 PM  
Anyone remember when sonic booms were commonplace? I sure do...I'd be sittin' in school, bored to death, then booooom. Always seemed to cheer the kids up.
2001-10-08 06:12:29 PM  
Hey, how come none of the dumbfarks who said I was "insensitive" for making fun of Rush aren't complaining about this headline saying "retard".

2001-10-08 06:13:10 PM  
The fighter pilots seemed a little anxious to have their first kills. ;(

Yes Roche, I learned alot from watching "Airplane!".
2001-10-08 06:13:31 PM  
I agree razorfark, the language people use around here is quite beyond the pale, razorfark.

2001-10-08 06:16:30 PM  
RAZORfark: whatever.
2001-10-08 06:16:57 PM  
Go ahead and make fun of him. He can't hear you.
2001-10-08 06:18:50 PM  
I hope the passengers beat that 'tards ass.
2001-10-08 06:21:21 PM  
I live about 10 miles away from O'Hare and I sure did hear it!!!!
Man,that was loud.After it happened there was a bunch of my neighbors outside.We thought it was a tornado or something.
2001-10-08 06:23:12 PM  
RAZORfark: free your mind, asshole
2001-10-08 06:24:48 PM  
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2001-10-08 06:25:21 PM
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