Look, I don't want to get into political debate, but you simply have to see this video. It would help if you knew that The God Emperor of Mankind is a character in the Warhammer 40,000K (Games Workshop) game world and that some people have jokingly referred to Donald Trump by this title... and then some Italians went too far and made a five-storey-high animatronic puppet of Trump in power armour with a 'Twitter Power Sword', an escort of camply dancing eagle centurions and a heavy metal soundtrack.
How to turn a 4-minute commuter flight into a 2-minute catastrophe? Just let a teenager sit up front ...
Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska, authorities said.
The teen was in the front passenger seat of the Piper Cherokee Six on a recent Yute Commuter Service flight from Napakiak to Bethel ...
The flight between the two remote communities usually takes about four minutes.
The teen grabbed the aircraft controls shortly after takeoff, causing the “plane to enter a steep climb and then a dive toward the ground,” Alaska State Troopers said.
A woman sitting behind the teen grabbed him around the neck, pulling him away from the controls, authorities said. The pilot stabilized the aircraft and returned to Napakiak.
An agent for the regional airline contacted the village public safety officer to detain the teen. He slipped away before the officer could take him into custody, but was arrested the next day in Bethel. ...
Interfering with the duties of a flight crew is a federal offence.
The aircraft model used in this flight does not have a mechanism to lock out passenger flight controls, said Keith Henthorn, the airline’s business manager.
The airline will continue to allow passengers to sit in the front seat, he said.
It's possible the pilot didn't brief the SLF ('self-loading freight') very well, but nevertheless the boy's clearly an idiot and as there's no way to administer IQ tests to passengers before flight I'm afraid this kind of incident is going to happen, if very rarely.
I read somewhere that the usual advice to incapacitate someone fiddling with the co-pilot's controls is to quickly smash them in the face with one's right elbow, as turning round to throw a left-handed punch in a small cockpit whilst trying to rest back control of the aircraft is both dangerous and ineffective. The lad should think himself lucky this didn't happen.