Hero dad who stopped plane passenger opening door mid-flight

and restrained him with shoelaces said he just wanted to protect his son

The man who restrained a passenger trying to open an airplane door mid-flight has been hailed a hero for his quick actions, though he claims he was just trying to protect his son.

Henry Pignataro was on Alaska Airlines Flight 132 from Anchorage to Portland with his ten-year-old son Henry yesterday when Alexander Michael Herrera tried to open the emergency door.

Heroic: Henry Pignataro with his son, also called Henry describe the dramatic events that unfolded yesterday on Alaska Airlines Flight 132

Heroic: Henry Pignataro with his son, also called Henry describe the dramatic events that unfolded yesterday on Alaska Airlines Flight 132

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