There's got to be more to the story than we're hearing now. In other, published stories, it's reported that he tried to pull the fire handles. That's probably a 1 second move at most. Kudo's to the crew for first, stopping him, secondly, being able to get him off the flight deck without the aircraft going through wild swings.
Lucas wrote:So much for controller FAM flights ever returning, even though it's 50/50 that we'd maybe help wrestle the deranged suicide pilot into submission rather than be the one trying to crash the thing.
In those two pilots future, NO ONE
who they don't personally know and can vouch for will probably ever sit in the jumpseat of the aircraft they are commanding.
What's the point of an open door policy if inside the open door sits a closed mind?