As a German fighter pilot once said to this topic: "That's a damn heavy box [the plane] going down then". Shooting down a plane somewhere over the desert may be useful, but there are no "unpopulated" places here in Middle Europe...
Nov 26 2003, 16:33
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Well, it just gives ya something to do.
Originally Posted by (placebo @ Nov. 26 2003,19:33)
lol ... that makes it even funnier. actually i thought she really threw something at the plane .. but this´s just ridiculous
Originally Posted by (Leone @ Nov. 26 2003,17:04)
REALISM! No, fuck that, FIRE THE LASER!
Originally Posted by (Winters @ Nov. 26 2003,19:46)
Ha, thats funny. i thought it sounded familiar as i typed it.
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Well, it's a simple concept. ***If the terrorist wanted to blow up an airliner, they'd do it instead of making a scene and giving everybody a warning. ***So it's a much bigger probability that they're going to hijack the airliner instead of just blowing it up.
Originally Posted by (Gollum1 @ Nov. 26 2003,22:07)
Either way, 100+ people would of died. ***But more would of died if the fighter pilots had waited for the terrorists to ram a building with the airliner.
Hijackings of planes are not usually about blowing the plane up. Normally the hijacker issues some demand ("fly me to Cuba") and threatens to execute the passengers one by one unless his demands are met.
Worst case scenario: he kills a couple of hostages and then gets killed by the police when the plane lands.
So shooting down a plane with 100+ hostages to prevent a guy from flying to a tropical paradise might not be such a good idea.
It's understandable however that after the WTC attacks people are a bit jumpy when it comes to hijacked airplanes. From an objective point of view however and by looking at the history of hijacking in the world it's fairly certain to say that hijackers don't tend to fly planes into buildings and most are not suicidal.
I belive worst case scenario would be if it killed the 100 passengers by crashing it or somthing else like that.
Originally Posted by [b
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