"This is Your Captain Speaking"

About a week after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a legal transcriptionist was on board an airliner.   This is the announcement that the pilot made shortly after the plane took off:

The doors are now closed and we have no help from the outside for any problems that might occur inside this plane.   As you could tell when you checked in, the government has made some changes to increase security in the airports.   They have not, however, made any rules about what happens after those doors close. Until they do that, we have made our own rules and I want to share them with you.

Here is our plan and our rules.   If someone or several people stand up and say they are hijacking this plane, I want you all to stand up together.   Then take whatever you have available to you and throw it at them.   Throw it at their faces and heads so they will have to raise their hands to protect themselves.   The very best protection you have against knives are the pillows and blankets.   Whoever is close to these people should then try to get a blanket over their heads.   Then they won�t be able to see.   Once that is done, get them down and keep them there.   Do not let them up.   I will then land the plane at the closest place and we WILL take care of them.   After all, there are usually only a few of them and we are 200-plus strong.   We will not allow them to take over this plane.   I find it interesting that the U.S. Constitution begins with the words, "We, the people."   That�s who we are, the people, and we will not be defeated.