Originally Posted by CoMoChief
Here's the thing I don't get about the passengers on the hijacked plane.
Common sense tells you
...if a plane is going to be hijacked in mid air, you're not going to land safely. You're going to crash. There isn't going to be some safe landing where the terrorists land and say "Thanks for cooperation, you all can get off the plane now, sorry for the inconvenience." Those people are willing to die no matter what.
So if you're going to die, why not fight? Why didn't the 70 or so people on that flight immediately jump on these ****ers and take them out? Becuase they were armed w/ box cutters?
Even if they were strapped w/ fake plastic explosives it's either die....or die fighting your ass off.
This is post-9/11 common sense. Prior to 9/11, mid-air hijackings usually ended with most passengers being released unharmed.