F16 fighter jets escort Florida bound plane back to Toronto after Muslim issues threats

via US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto – Yahoo News.

TORONTO (AP) — Two U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a Panama-City bound plane back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger threatened the aircraft.

Flight 772 turned around over West Virginia about 45 minutes after its 7 a.m. (1100 GMT) departure from Toronto Pearson International Airport, said Sunwing Airlines spokeswoman Janine Chapman. She said an “agitated passenger directly threatened the aircraft” but did not elaborate on the threat.

NORAD Captain Jennifer Stadnyk said the two fighter jets from Ohio flew with the plane out of U.S. airspace as a “precaution.”

Toronto police said Ali Shahi, 25, has been charged with uttering threats and endangering the safety of an aircraft. Police Const. Lilly Fitzpatrick said he’s Canadian.

Chapman said the flight, carrying 183 passengers and six crew, landed safely and no one was injured.

Chapman said the flight will depart again for Panama on Friday afternoon.


Sharon Ramsay was on the flight, headed for a vacation with her two children. It was the first time they had been on a plane. Ramsay said she was crying while the arrest was taking place.

“It was extremely scary,” she said when the police stormed into the plane yelling “heads down hands up.”

“The kids were scared, I was scared.”

The plane was over West Virginia when it turned around.

There were 181 people, two infants, two pilots and four flight attendants on board.

Most passengers left on another flight for Panama City later on Friday.


5 thoughts on “F16 fighter jets escort Florida bound plane back to Toronto after Muslim issues threats

  1. Congress should have considered this years ago. The MB IS a terrorist group. Just to remind Congress, MB are in high security positions within the WH and that needs to end and the 36 jihad terrorist training camps in the U.S. need to be eliminated and the jihadists arrested and changed with terrorism. Congress better do something and move fast on it

  2. Marycrum is right on point! NB: a number of congressmen just introduced a bill to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood in America. This is long overdue. The WOLF is the group we fight, al Qaeda, etc. However, the WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING is the Muslim Brotherhood. The mandate of the Muslim Brotherhood is to support Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood is the genesis of many of the Hamas-supporting organizations in America: the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

    Please notify your congressman that he/she should co-sponsor this important and critical legislation. You can contact your congressman by calling (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to the office of your congressperson. The short title of the bill is the ‘‘Muslim Brotherhood
    Terrorist Designation Act of 2014’’.

    You can read about the bill here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/07/24/Exclusive-Bachmann-Leads-Congressional-Call-to-Outlaw-Muslim-Brotherhood

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