A crazed Muslim yelling “Allahu Akbar” (Our God is greater) tried to open a door during a Wizz Air flight from Israel to England Monday — before a brave passenger stepped up and tackled him. Victor Troboloni, an Albanian, who was on his way to visit his ailing mother in London, grabbed the hulking, unidentified attacker and held him down with other passengers while crew members zip-tied him.
NY Post A HEROIC passenger has told how he bravely tackled a man on a flight who attacked a crew member and tried to open the emergency door at 30,000ft.
The flight, heading from Tel Aviv to Luton airport in London on Monday, was forced to make an emergency landing in Belgrade. “It was a very scary situation,” Troboloni told the Sun, before adding that he was thinking, “I might never see my mother again.”
Flight W9 4452 on Hungarian airline Wizz Air was forced to land in Belgrade, Serbia, following the incident, according to Israeli news station i24 News. In the aftermath of the security breach, a fellow passenger tackled the suspect and placed him in a headlock, according to cellphone footage obtained by the Sun.
In the clip, the unnamed attacker was seen screaming as Troboloni, 45, takes him to the floor. “He tried to open the fire exit, he was sitting at the back and it’s easy to open a fire exit, just pull the handle and that’s it,” Troboloni told the outlet.
Fellow passengers helped Troboloni hold him down until a flight attendant could find cable ties to restrain him until the plane touched down in Eastern Europe. “I held him for 10 minutes, he got out of breath, he got tired, he was tied up for 45 minutes to 1 hour before we landed in Belgrade,” Troboloni reportedly said.