A crazed man yelling “Allahu Akbar” tried to open a door in the middle of a 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.
“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 budget airline Wizz Air was forced to land in Belgrade, Serbia, following the incident, according to Israeli news station i24 News.
“The company is dealing with the onward flight of all customers to London,” Wizz Air told the network Tuesday.
“The safety and security of passengers and crew are the company’s top priority. The company regrets the inconvenience caused by this unexpected incident.”
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.
“I got the guy down. He was very heavyweight … I headlocked him and the stewardesses tied his hands with plastic cable ties … I had to do it.”
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.
The suspect yelled “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is most great,” during the ordeal, the heroic passenger told the UK tabloid. Officials could not offer a motive for the attack or say whether the suspect was connected to any terror groups.
Before punching a male crew member, the suspect was seen pacing back and forth from the pilot’s cabin to the back emergency exit.
“I saw him going up and down, maybe looking for weak points on the aircraft … checking seat numbers,” the plane engineer reportedly said.
“So I know what’s going on midair … you’ve got no escape.
“It was a very scary situation.”
The incident harkened back to a domestic United Airlines flight in March when multiple passengers restrained a lunatic who allegedly tried to open an emergency door and stab a flight attendant.
Last month, Delta passengers rushed to the aid of a flight attendant who was slashed by a man who allegedly threatened to decapitate her after their plane landed in New Orleans, subduing him until authorities arrived.
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