Here’s a CNN interview with Jasper Schuringa, one of the passengers on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 into Detroit. Accounts emerging so far credit the young Dutchman with initiating the effort by passengers and crew to thwart the terrorist attack.
“We just jumped and tried to save the plane,” he says. “And we did luckily save the plane.”
Schuringa’s quick action apparently helped save many lives, and he deserves a lot of praise. On the other hand, when somebody is thrust from anonymity into the heat of the media spotlight, you always have to worry about how they’ll handle it. Based on this interview, Schuringa doesn’t seem all that enthralled with the spotlight. Somehow, that makes his story all the more appealing.