Joyanna Adams

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Flight 297–Real or Not?

Nobody Knows

I usually wait till the weekend to put up my email, but this one just couldn’t wait. While many will say, “HEY…we didn’t hear about this!” I do remember Fox News (Megyn Kelly) saying someone was kicked off a plane because of a cell phone, or something to that matter. THIS  email tells you the real truth. And frankly, it’s disturbing. Not just because of what happened, but also because they did NOT report it.

The reason I believe it: Come on! Obama can’t even admit a terrorist attack on 9/11 when it happens! What makes you think he would want THIS to get out?

(Thanks to Tom Beebe)


In my opinion, the Muslims are all getting very brave now. Read Tedd Petruna’s story below. Can you imagine, our own news media now are so politically correct that they are afraid to report that these were all Muslims? Unbelievable. Thank God for people like Tedd Petruna.

Tedd Petruna is a diver at the NBL (Neutral Buoyancy Lab) facility at NASA Houston. Tedd happened to be on the AirTran Flight 297, from Atlanta to Houston. Here’s his report:


“One week ago, I went to Ohio on business and to see my father. On Tuesday, the 17th, I returned home. If you read the papers the 18th you many have seen a blurb about where an Air Tran flight was canceled from Atlanta to Houston due to a man who refused to get off his cell phone before take- off. The story was only on Fox News. That was NOT what really happened.

I was seated in 1st class coming home. Eleven Muslim men got on the plane in full Muslim attire. (picture, example) Two of them sat in first class, and the rest seated themselves throughout the plane, in coach class, all the way to the back. As the plane taxied out to the runway, the stewardesses gave the safety spiel that we are all so familiar with.

At that time, one of the men, in 1st class, got on his cell and called one of his companions back in coach. He proceeded to talk on the phone in Arabic very loudly and very, very aggressively. This activity took the 1st stewardess out of action for she repeatedly told the man that cell phones were not permitted at that time. He ignored her as if she were not there. The man, who answered the phone back in the coach section, did the same and this took out the 2nd stewardess. Further back in the plane at the same time, two younger Muslims, one in the back on the aisle, and one sitting in front of him by the window began to show footage of a porno video they had taped the night before. They were very loud about it.

The 3rd stewardess informed the two men that they were not to have any electronic devices on at this time. One of them said, “Shut up, you infidel dog!”

The stewardess attempted to take the camcorder and the Muslim began to scream in her face in Arabic. At that exact moment, all eleven of the men got up and started to walk throughout the cabin. I guess that because of the noise, the flight crew must have decided there was something amiss and changed the plane’s direction to head back to the terminal.

The commotion and noise was reaching a feverish pitch, and at this point I had had enough! I got up and started towards the back of 1st class, when I heard a voice behind me, from another Texan twice my size  say, “I got your back.”  Then I grabbed the man, who had been on the cell phone, by the arm and said, “You WILL sit down in your seat or you WILL be thrown from this plane!” As I “led” him around me to take his seat, the fellow Texan grabbed him by the back of his neck and his waist and headed him back to his seat. I then grabbed the 2nd man and said, “You WILL do the same!”

He protested loudly, but my adrenaline was flowing now and he was going to go also. Just as I escorted him forward, the plane stopped, the doors opened and three TSA agents and four police officers entered the cabin. Myself and my new Texas friend were told to cease and desist for they had the situation under control.

I was quite happy to oblige actually. There was still some sort of commotion in the back, but within moments all eleven Muslims were escorted off the plane. The TSA agents then had their luggage unloaded.  We talked about the occurrence and were in disbelief that it had happened.

Then suddenly, the door opened again and in walked all eleven Muslim men! Stone faced, eyes front and robotic, (the only way I can describe it) they were reseated. The stewardess from the back had been in tears and when she saw the men, she was having NONE of it! Since I was up front, I heard and saw the whole ordeal. She told the TSA agents that there was NO WAY she was staying on the plane with the Muslim men. The agent told her that they had searched the men and were going through their luggage with a fine tooth comb. However nothing had been found and that the men were allowed to proceed onto Houston.

The captain and the co-captain came out of the cockpit and told the agent, “We and our crew will not fly this plane!” After a word or two the entire crew, luggage in tow, left the plane. Five minutes later, the cabin door opened again and a whole new crew walked on. Again, this was where I had had enough! I got up and asked the TSA agent, “What the hell is going on?”

I was told to take my seat. The airlines and the TSA were sorry for the delay and we would be home shortly. I said, “I’m getting off this plane.” The stewardess sternly told me that she could not allow me to get off.  Now I’m really mad! I said, “I am a grown man who bought this ticket, who’s time is mine with a family at home and I am going through that door, or I’m going through that door with you under my arm, but I AM going through that door!”

And then I heard a voice behind me say, “So am I!” Then everyone behind us started to get up and say the same thing. Within two minutes, I was walking off that plane where I was met by more TSA agents who asked me to write a statement about the incident. I had five hours to kill at this point waiting for the next flight to Houston, so why the hell not give them my statement. Due to the amount of people who got off that flight, it was concealed. I was supposed to be in Houston at 6 p.m. but I finally got there at 12.30 a.m.  If you don’t believe this, look up the date and then Flight 297 from Atlanta to Houston.

If this wasn’t a terrorism dry run, I don’t know what one is. The terrorists wanted to see how TSA would handle it. How the crew would handle it, and how the passengers would handle it. I’m telling this to you because I want you to know. The treat IS real. I saw it with my own eyes.  Tedd Petruna

I suggest you keep this going until this incident reaches the email of all politicians and the news media.

Nobody Notes:

I did fact check this, and it seems the Muslims were there, and a two hour delay on ground means that Tedd’s story is not  too far off. (If that’s even his real name)  I’m sure he talked to all the other airline passengers that got off, and the Airlines  would NEVER admit a change of crew members. They just wouldn’t. As for the porn…easy to believe.

Notice the fact checker is putting the blame on the man who is made out to be just a dingbat…therefore you should not think h is credible because they don’t.

That’s the first clue that it probably happened. Always consider the source: “factcheck”.org is run by the Annenburg Foundation which used to be run by Bill Ayers the domestic terrorist and good friend of Obama, who was also part of the Annenburg foundation for a while.

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  1. Air Tran, after initial denials of the incident and after smearing Mr. Petruna by creating an “Urban Legend” website, then tried to say Petruna’s name was not on the flight manifest or some such. Air Tran was not expecting this e-mail to go viral, but it did and then Mr. White smeared and put Mr. Petruna’s life in danger by marginalizing him. But Petruna offered to send me his boarding pass. Just saying, years later, I still believe Ted Petruna. WHY would a gainfully employed family man make up something like this?


    Comment by Laura | February 14, 2019 | Reply

  2. Well, this guy validates the fact that the whole group of Muslims were extremely rowdy and behaving suspiciously. It doesn’t seem to be as the airlines describes it. And this gentleman, who stayed on the flight to Houston, did validate that the original crew left the plane and another crew finished the flight to Houston. So, where’s your fact checkers heads–in the sand?


    Comment by Wanda Miller | December 3, 2015 | Reply

    • I am the columnist that wrote about this incident in the Marietta Daily Journal. I got Petruna’s e-mail like so many did, and called the number on it, which was Petruna’s friend. The friend gave Petruna my number and, because I had connections to the diving/USMC community he called me back. We had a lengthy conversation. I then talked to another witness who saw the flight crew and passengers coming off the plane on the ground, and we discussed things at length. By chance, he mentioned the man who was sitting next to him on the plane, that he ran a security firm in Atlanta, and I put two and two together, being acquainted with Brent Brown through community things here. I called Brown in the middle of a U. of Alabama football game, on a deadline, and he gave me his account, which pretty much confirmed that there was an incident. Here it is, 2017, and I thought I’d see what had been written in the last few years. Snopes and other left wing “fact checkers” have added commentary that they say are quotes of Brown’s, to the effect that the letter writer was in a “fantasy world” but that is either a blatant lie or a mischaracterization — Brown did fully confirm that there was a disturbing incident on the plane which caused the flight crew to turn around and refuse to fly…passengers as well…. Further, Christopher White, the spokesman at the time for Air Tran and the person who set up the website called “Anatomy of an Urban Legend” — which in my opinion libeled and tried to discredit the Airtran passenger, a private person who wrote a private e-mail — was a FORMER EMPLOYEE and spokesperson for the TSA (same people who like to frisk cancer patients and helpless grandmas). His tactic, to smear a customer, was not surprising, as he was nasty to me when I attempted to ask for the truth from the airline. I’ve probably talked with more of the players in this scenario than anyone, and I believe Petruna and Brown, though I do believe Petruna embellished his version slightly in his e-mail originally sent to just a few friends. I found Petruna to be a credible person with a responsible job, afraid for his life at the time a few weeks after the incident. He was in hiding by the time I spoke with him. Someone should set the record straight. I tried in my column, but over the years leftist bloggers and left wing orgs like Snopes have done their best to continue the smears while Air Tran never acknowledged any issue. The fact that another flight crew was brought in to fly this plane without a problem only tells me that they were NOT told what had occurred, so they were flying blind, so to speak, when it came to the passengers in question (the one thing we do not know for sure was whether the troublemakers were actually Muslim). So there it is.


      Comment by Laura Armstrong | January 10, 2017 | Reply

      • First: Laura, thanks so much for filling us all in on the truth. I am not surprised that this incidence was covered up by everyone: The airlines, who didn’t want the publicity, to the way that Mr..White treated you. This kind of tactic, rudeness and belittling, is done by liberals all the time. Millions of Americans have experienced it in one way or another. My son was kicked out of high school one day, for being sick and not having a doctor’s excuse. Literally: He showed up his Senior year and they wouldn’t’ let him in. (He was NOT sick.) It effected his whole life, and he was a top student. As I went up the ladder of the government trying to find justice for my son, , I was treated horribly by everyone: from the teachers, to the principal, all the way up to the governor. I was threatened by lawyers. I was just a mother who believed that you couldn’t kick a kid out of school without a trial. It was a BIG wake up call to the corruption of government that goes all the way to the top. It’s a tactic: —-You are crazy. Better shut up. You’re a Muslim hater. Any person with a brain would have gotten off that plane. My brother has gotten off of planes, and he flies a lot. I have Muslims in my neighborhood. They refuse to even talk to me. If there are Muslims who really want to be Americans, I’m not seeing it. It’s more that they WANT to conquer America. So, keep writing Laura, the more of us that speak out, the better. And thanks again for taking time out of your busy day to comment. Joyanna


        Comment by Joyanna Adams | January 10, 2017

  3. Megyn Kelly is a good reporter. This story may have grown, but, from my research, an incident did happen and the flight was delayed for 2 hours. The person who reported did not fly the 297 flight but, waited for the next plane. I am worried the media does avoid controversy re Muslim terrorist reports. I can imagine Fox just reporting that something happened. I would not have believed the events on 9/11…if it was not recorded by so many networks.


    Comment by kathleen sohar | August 28, 2013 | Reply

  4. Lets look at who reported the story…. fox news which is not a credible news source. Secondly wouldnt others speak out if it were true to that extent. He couldn’t b the only conservative on the plane concerned about muslims dry runs. And 3rd blame bush for 911. He was friends with the saudi s and the Terrorist were saudi. It happened on his watch and as I can recall OBAMA found n killed the man responsible. Dont be mad.


    Comment by marieg | August 19, 2013 | Reply

    • Fox news is not a credible news source? CNN is? LOL! Obama’s Harvard education was funded by the Saudi’s….Who LOVES the Muslim Brotherhood? Hey, Bill Clinton didn’t do much after the FIRST attack on the Trade Center, and he let bin Laden go 6 times. Let’s blame him. I don’t trust ANY of them.

      Joyanna Adams



      Comment by joyannaadams | August 19, 2013 | Reply

  5. If you believe snopes your part of the problem it’s been proven that snopes is funded by george soros


    Comment by freedom1775 | April 5, 2013 | Reply

  6. Pathetic blog. A simple google search and examination of legal documents by the flight crew, and the assertion by the airline that Petruna wasn’t even on board clearly show that a few dark-skinned guys in regular attire staged an event to further Islamaphobia.


    Comment by Maria Herman | January 6, 2013 | Reply



    Comment by dandapani | October 10, 2012 | Reply

  8. I wonder about ‘fact checkers’. Some people are reliable in their work and some are not, and couple that with industry-political links and they become just part of the ‘media’ themselves.

    The tale is scary. Airlines do not want to be associated with ‘trouble’ especially on their own flights. It tends to put passengers off travel. That is why they are reticent and evasive. The TSA already has a bad reputation for pushing around even decent passengers, so the report sounds real enough to me.


    Comment by amfortas | October 10, 2012 | Reply

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