Saturday night’s Alaska Airlines flight AS422 from Seattle to Chicago returned to SeaTac airport after a man on board the 11:10 p.m. departure threatened to kill everybody on the aircraft “in the name of Jesus.” He was subdued by cabin crew and passengers, including an off duty Chicago police officer.
Jesus Chronicles v666b… This is what Christianity does to extremist loons. On Alaska Air Flight 422, a young white evangelical guy screams “Die in the name of JESUS” and “Die in the name of the HOLY GHOST.” The Lord would be proud…#ChristianLunacy pic.twitter.com/Sm533RRm92
— Phil Brandt (@blackhook) July 12, 2020
The man was unarmed, he calmed down and was even reportedly cooperative with law enforcement when the aircraft returned to the terminal. He was booked on ‘suspicion of harassment’ while everyone else was re-booked onto the next Seattle – Chicago flight.
It’s best to keep divine inspiration positive, non-threatening, and ideally on the ground – like the woman on a Cayman Airways flight who ‘caught the spirit’ during a mechanical delay.
Here’s what I don’t understand about the whole Alaska flight ordeal though, other than why the man thought Jesus wanted everyone on that flight to die: if they’re all going to die anyway, why is the man bothering to wear a mask? Is he just complying with Alaska’s rules, or is he ok dying just not ok catching Covid-19?