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Jetliner Lust Attracts F-16s
By JOHN MARZULLI and BILL HUTCHINSON Daily News Staff Writers
A randy, drug-fueled romp in a New York-bound jet's rest room sparked a midair terror scare that sent a pair of F-16 fighter jets scrambling, authorities revealed yesterday.
But the red alert aboard American Airlines Flight 101 from London on Friday gave way to red faces when authorities discovered all the fuss was over two amorous British men.
Police said the passengers, whose names were not released, admitted smoking crack cocaine and having sex in the cramped rest room.
The miles-high ordeal began about 8:15 a.m. Friday on the London-to-New York flight, said an American Airlines spokeswoman.
Flight attendants complained to the pilot that the two men were acting suspiciously, making four or five trips to the rest room together.
"A captain had requested that the local authorities meet the two passengers at the gate at Kennedy," said airline spokeswoman Sonja Whitemon.
Air Force Listens In
Air Force officials overheard the captain's radio dispatch to American Airlines operations and sent two F-16s to intercept the jetliner over the Atlantic Ocean, said Federal Aviation Administration officials.
Whitemon insisted the airplane's crew did not ask for the military escort.
"The captain requested that that not happen because he didn't believe the situation was that serious, but it happened anyway," Whitemon said.
The two passengers were asleep when the plane touched down at JFK and were escorted off by Port Authority, Customs and FAA agents.
No drugs were found on the men, who were not charged with any crimes. Immigration officials denied them entry into the country because they admitted smoking crack in the rest room, law enforcement officials said.
The men were put back on a plane bound for London later Friday, officials said.
-- (email@example.com), February 14, 2002
"The men were put back on a plane bound for London later Friday, officials said."
This should be our new policy when these rump-bumping junkies try to enter our country.
-- Christian Fundamentalist (send back @ the. sinners), February 14, 2002.
I had problems with going into those rest rooms before hearing this. Now, I think I can hold it.
-- Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2002.
Great. In addition to listening to the constant reminders by the flight attendants to please observe the no smoking sign, now we are going to be constantly reminded of the "no sodomy" and "no crack" signs.
-- (email@example.com), February 14, 2002.
Just take the door off.
-- helen (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2002.
With the despicable attitude toward homosexuality on this thread, no wonder I do not hang out here anymore.
What they did was wrong. But would the assholes here have something too say if it were a man and a woman? No.
-- FutureShock (email@example.com), February 15, 2002.
Wrong, homo lover. We might not be so disgusted by the sex part, because hetero sex is normal, but smoking crack on a plane is despicable no matter who does it. Innocent passengers could breathe the fumes and have a heart attack. There is also a good possibility they spread AIDS-infected substances all over the facilities.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 15, 2002.
Hey Shockster, I see you are using your ‘normal’ handle to jump into the fray here. Kinda like ‘coming out’ wouldn’t you say?
Those aviation rule breaking, crack smoking restroom rump rangers are sick pieces of shit. I’m not surprised to see a slavering liberal such as yourself come to the defense of the Butt Pirate Nation.
Have a nice weekend.
-- So (email@example.com), February 15, 2002.
FutureShock, no one should be having sex in airplane bathrooms. It makes the wait too long for other passengers, particularly little passengers, and besides that one of the participants might get stuck on the potty due to lack of adequate manuvering room. Then all the passengers would have to wait a long time.
-- helen (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 15, 2002.
Hey. A couple a intoxicated lovers. Hetero homo don't matter. Would have been funny either way.
-- Carlos (email@example.com), February 16, 2002.