November 8th, 2010
10:18 PM ET

Exclusive: Flier says she warned about disguised man

A passenger on the Air Canada flight in which a young Asian man boarded disguised as an elderly man last month says she tried to warn the crew about the mask but was rebuffed.

Nuray Kurtur-Balas said she approached three flight attendants before take-off from Hong Kong, but nothing was done.

"I thought he was going to harm the plane," Kurtur-Balas, 35, told CNN. "I kept my iPhone in my pocket to call my family if something happened."

Officials said the man apparently boarded the plane wearing the mask and removed the disguise during a trip to the plane's restroom while it was in flight.

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  1. kellen

    Cesar.. you miss tomcat? Yeah I miss Gilbert. So very mean.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cesar

    @Kellen. Yea, a little abusive attention from the Tomcat was fun. I don't remember your exact posts, but you seem to be not too liberal, and not too conservative. I'll look out for your posts.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kellen

    cool. thx

    November 10, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
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