Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1127 times:
October 25, 2001
Man Takes Gun on Plane
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
EW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 — A man carried a loaded handgun through security checkpoints at the New Orleans airport today and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight before turning the weapon over to a flight attendant.
An F.B.I. spokesman, Ed Hall, said the man did not realize he had the gun in his briefcase until the flight had left for Phoenix. The man, who was not identified, was not charged.
A security employee was suspended, and the authorities were reviewing why agents did not spot the gun when it went through an X-ray machine.