serge
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Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 1:58 pm

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.


http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/25/national/25GUN.html

Wow.... thats pretty crazy....

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Boeing Nut
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:34 pm

That's what minimum wage will get for ya.
I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.
 
serge
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:39 pm

Yeah... its pretty sad they haven't done a thing at MSY to improve security if they can let something like this slip by...

I suppose it will be good to make all security workers federal employees and to train them in the first place  Wink/being sarcastic

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Boeing Nut
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:40 pm

Here, here!!!
I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.
 
serge
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:42 pm

haha, no offense... the second sentence in the second paragraph was meant for MSY...

...Serge
 
serge
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:43 pm

lol, im tired... I meant the "train them in the first place" comment....

I better go to sleep...

...Serge
 
Boeingfan
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:51 pm

Why should New Orleans (MSY) be any different from other US domestic airports?

Security is a good show now, politically correct with the armed National Guard and all. When are we going to have true security at our airports?

A solution is needed, and it must be applied universally.

The US Federal Gov't should take over the security check points, and add a tax to each passenger ticket in order to cover the cost. An extra $5.00/ per ticket would do alot.
 
LV
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:54 pm

I'd gladly pay an extra 5 bucks a flight to make sure this doesnt happen and it turns out not to be a mistake.
 
wadha
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Thu Oct 25, 2001 3:05 pm

even after all the security restrictions this keeps happening!
 
serge
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RE: Man Takes Gun On Plane

Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:05 am

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