The pilot and his colleagues decided to abruptly apply brakes on landing to throw off-balance the hijacker, who was hurled to the floor by the jerk and was quickly overpowered before being handed over to the Spanish police force," a Mauritanian official told AFP news agency.
One report said flight attendants threw boiling water at him and around 10 people overpowered him.
This would have never happened on a BA flight. Trying to getting anything more than tepid water for a coffee is impossible hence throwing boiling water around the place would be a non-starter.
If pukka then surely you have a lawful excuse in that it was 'self defence' however there is removing the threat and then going over the top and I suspect if you then followed up with a few kidney punches you might be on dodgey ground.
If a 'Brit' had overpowered a hijacker as described, guess what? He or she would be charged with all kinds of offences including of course some under the Human Rights Act.
Preventing a piece of Arab scum blowing himself up contrary to Section 13 of the Act and Section 99 - (Provision of Fat Fees for Lawyers).
I like the boiling water bit - bloody good show!
Lucky it wasn't in Blighty. Everyone charged with assault, pilot suspended awaiting investigation by CAA and the offender given priority accommodation, a fcuking lawyer to represent him on his Human Rights and a series of do-gooders on TV telling us how bad it must have been in his own country for this twa@t to hijack the plane in the first place. Backed up by a bunch of fcuking Lefties on Any Questions!