By: Steve Dellar | 04-26-2018 | News
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Australia - Police Tactics During Melbourne Plane Bomb Scare Questioned (Video)

Judge Michael McInerney stated his surprise when hearing about the police tactics used to intervene during the hijacking of a passenger plane in Melbourne last year when a meth-fueled man named Manodh Marks took control of Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 while 200 people were on board.

Mr Marks at the time, whilst high on meth, had stormed the cabin to try to get to the cockpit soon after take-off with a pair of speakers and a USB charger which he claimed were a bomb that would blow up the plane.

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A witness heard Mr Marks say: “I have a bomb with me I want to talk to the pilot, I want to talk to the captain, don’t come near me I want to destroy this aircraft, I want to destroy this plane.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&#39;I will destroy this plane&#39;: Court told of the terror on Flight MH128 <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Melbourne News (@MelbourneBrk) <a href="">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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As he created a massive and sudden panic, Mr Marks was able to force the pilots to turn the plane back to Melbourne where he was later apprehended by armed police who stormed the aircraft.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Victorian police boss defends MH128 bomb threat response. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9News</a> <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Nine News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) <a href="">June 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Although the whole ordeal lasted about half an hour, the 200 passengers had to stay on board while police checked there were no explosives or an accomplice.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Borderfarce</a><br><br>Judge questions why passengers where left on plane during bomb scare <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Richard Forrester (@RichForrest2) <a href="">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Upon questioning the prosecutor, Judge Michael McInerney said about the police tactics: "I can't understand in these circumstances they'd be left on the plane for nearly two hours after experiencing a nightmare that you never want to see or experience."

"Why wouldn't you get the passengers off the plane immediately?"

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Flight to Australia. <br>1st June 2017 <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MH128</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Nalissa Azmee (@tatarowk) <a href="">June 1, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Prosecutor Ms Krista Beckweg responded that the actions of Victoria Police were "a tactical decision".


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Anonymous No. 24226 2018-04-26 : 09:07

Idiot Judge.

EVERY PASSENGER is suspect until screened and cleared.

Likely the Police did not want to release a similar crazy into the Airport or allow to such a person to reboard now would they.

Whoopie…. 2 hours… Yes as a passenger I'd be pissed, but looking at the bigger picture I could eventually understand.

Anonymous No. 24245 2018-04-26 : 12:52

Someone shitposted too much

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