Reyes27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9920 times:
Quoting Swissy (Reply 6): It is not much but he breached the security of that ac and removed a item which SWA did not own....................
I am not implying that he does not deserve to be sacked and arrested, but I have no idea whats in a medical bag besides what was described in the article and secondly I have no idea the value of the bag and its contents. I was more curious of the motivation of stealing of the bags and why there needed to be a sting operation becuase of the thefts.
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9368 times:
Quoting Reyes27 (Reply 8): I am not implying that he does not deserve to be sacked and arrested, but I have no idea whats in a medical bag besides what was described in the article and secondly I have no idea the value of the bag and its contents.
The FARs require two different types of medical kits... not sure what he was accused of stealing, but Appendix A to Part 121 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 121) includes the specific requirements for US carriers:
For 0-50 seats, one kit is required, 51-150 two kits are required, 151-250 requires three, and more than 250 requries 4 kits.
That kit must include, at a minimum:
16 Adhesive bandage compresses, 1-inch
20 Antiseptic swabs
10 Ammonia inhalants
8 Bandage compresses, 4-inch
5 Triangular bandage compresses, 40-inch
1 Arm splint, noninflatable
1 Leg splint, noninflatable
4 Roller bandage, 4-inch
2 Adhesive tape, 1-inch standard roll
1 Bandage scissors
Also, at least one approved medical kit must be on board that includes, at a minimum:
3 Airways, oropharyngeal (3 sizes): 1 pediatric, 1 small adult, 1 large adult or equivalent.
Self-inflating manual resuscitation device with 3 masks (1 pediatric, 1 small adult, 1 large adult or equivalent).
CPR mask (3 sizes), 1 pediatric, 1 small adult, 1 large adult, or equivalent.
1 IV Admin Set: Tubing w/ 2 Y connectors
2 Alcohol sponges
1 Adhesive tape, 1-inch standard roll adhesive.
1 pair Tape scissors
1 Saline solution, 500 cc
1 pair Protective nonpermeable gloves or equivalent
6 Needles (2-18 ga., 2-20 ga., 2-22 ga., or sizes necessary to administer required medications).
4 Syringes (1-5 cc, 2-10 cc, or sizes necessary to administer required medications).
4 Analgesic, non-narcotic, tablets, 325 mg
4 Antihistamine tablets, 25 mg
2 Antihistamine injectable, 50 mg, (single dose ampule or equivalent).
2 Atropine, 0.5 mg, 5 cc (single dose ampule or equivalent).
4 Aspirin tablets, 325 mg
1 Bronchodilator, inhaled (metered dose inhaler or equivalent).
1 Dextrose, 50%/50 cc injectable, (single dose ampule or equivalent).
2 Epinephrine 1:1000, 1 cc, injectable, (single dose ampule or equivalent).
2 Epinephrine 1:10,000, 2 cc, injectable, (single dose ampule or equivalent).
2 Lidocaine, 5 cc, 20 mg/ml, injectable (single dose ampule or equivalent).
10 Nitroglycerin tablets, 0.4 mg
1 Basic instructions for use of the drugs in the kit.
Finally, "At least one approved automated external defibrillator, legally marketed in the United States in accordance with Food and Drug Administration requirements" must be stored in the passenger cabin.
I find it interesting that it was his first day on the job with SWA, but there had been a "recent rash of thefts"... Was it him as well? How did he get access to the aircrafy? If it wasn't him, how big a business is this?
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777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2544 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9200 times:
Medical bags?! Is this really a trend?! Maybe they're really talking about barf bags. Better yet, maybe he was there to grab some peanut bags. Can't wait for someone to imply that he really works for Ted and that it's only a matter of time before UA and CO merge! LMAO!
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13421 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8732 times:
Seems like the airline and the airport authority didn't check out this guy very well before they hired him, or he had some ability to BS his way in. In the post-9/11 world, pre-employment security checks by airports and airlines should be and are often quite through. One also has to wonder about the security at the airside as well. I would suggest that this person probably had a serious financial (gambling, credit card debts?) or a drug problem that should have been picked up in the pre-employment checks.
Stealing something that could ground an aircraft, lead to a substantual fine or mean that someone could die if an emergency came up is a serious crime and if the proof and conviction, this idiot gets a nice long stay in a prison.
Nwab787techops From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6644 times:
This isn't new. The bags have been found opened for some time. I think there are more people out there doing this, as well as removing oil caps form A/C ENGs.
I hope this terrorist and the others out there get prison time ,thats lives on that A/C.
ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6056 times:
Airlines borrow, items and parts from each other all the time. However you dont simply go over there and make like your at a Target store, and take what you want. I used to be responsible for the EMKs and PBEs, plus some other cabin items. If we had a diversion come in and needed to replenish or replace an item, if it was not in stock I would call WN or whoever, and they would help out. A mechanic had to sign off, before the flight left though. I have seen many a seat belt that didnt match the interior of the airline I was on, but knew that it came from a competitor.
LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4743 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5904 times:
Right now since SWA AMT's are one of the few that have not experienced layoffs and big pay cuts positions there are much coveted. It's hard to believe that this guy would be that stupid as to risk a promising career over a medical bag. Or maybe it's not so hard to believe. Curious as to where he worked before.
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: Dude, you should reduce time you watch CNN... This is a terrorist? Wake up or you will really contribute to turning the beautiful country of yours in
: So the fact that he stole from another airline makes him a "terrorist"? That's a bit of a stretch don't you think?
: Before this thread goes off-topic, can we drop the terrorism discussion? The guy stole something, he got caught, he got fired.
: Before you can take a job as an AMT at airline you have to take a drug test. If the guy did have a drug problem it would have been caught. My guess t
: This Guys took this becouse he dosn't like NWA and the way they are doing Business. Knowing, this is life saving equment, and hoping NWA would fly wi
: And you know this to be a fact becasue? Did this individual make a statement that the reason he did this is becasue he had it in for NWA? Maybe the r
: That explains it, since you sound just like their reporters