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Rageit Almurisi, American Airlines Passenger, Pounds On Cockpit Door, Wrestled To Ground

05/09/2011 08:39am ET | Updated July 9, 2011

An American Airlines passenger started banging on the cockpit door of a flight that was minutes from landing in San Francisco on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

Rageit Almurisi, a 28-year old man with a Yemeni passport, started yelling "unintelligibly" as he brushed past flight attendants and started banging on the cockpit door on American Airlines flight 1561.