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Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:25 am

WSOCTV

I am starting to think either there is a maintenance man run amuck at US Airways, or someone in the area surrounding the Charlotte airport is taking some rifle practice shots at planes.

What ever happened to the previous issues back in December?

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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:26 am

Before anyone says it, I already noticed the original headline was wrong
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:28 am

Hmm, now after really reading the article....Was it a bullet or bullet hole?
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:37 am

Why do you point out a maintenance man?  irked 

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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:31 am

Ok, Maybe not maintenance, but a ramp worker. I thought the last few times US Airways had some suspicious holes in the fuselage, they mentioned that they appeared to come from something like what a screw driver could do. Only someone on the ramp could do this. I apologize for directly singling out Maintenace crews. The article I found interested me, because it seems that once again Charlotte is involved. Now I am hoping someone else out there can get more info on whether this was a "bullet", "bullet hole", or a "bullet like" hold caused by something else.
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:32 am

Whoever did it was no friend of US.
 
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:51 pm

The FBI is investigating and they said they recovered a bullet and are doing testing on it.

The other interesting thing about this story is that the plane flew from Mexico to Denver to Charlotte. Now USAirways doesn't fly from Mexico to Denver...so why was the plan flying that route?
 
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:10 pm

Quoting Cltguy (Reply 6):
The other interesting thing about this story is that the plane flew from Mexico to Denver to Charlotte. Now USAirways doesn't fly from Mexico to Denver...so why was the plan flying that route?


Now, before anyone says it, it's not maintenance.  biggrin 
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:08 pm

Wouldn't Mexico to Denver be a United codeshare?
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:54 pm

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 4):
Ok, Maybe not maintenance, but a ramp worker.


Don't diss the ramp workers!  Angry
 
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:26 pm

Red neck target practice? Ever seen the road signs in the south?
 
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:33 am

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 8):
Wouldn't Mexico to Denver be a United codeshare?


Well it was a USAirways plane...so it would have to be a USAirways flight...and USAirways doesn't fly Denver-Mexico.
 
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:59 am

Sounds like those Southwest employees are at it again Big grin!!
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RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:44 am

USAirways has done a lot of chartering to some very odd destinations. It might be one of those routings. Prior to its regular routes to San Juan, it actually had a sign on the airport, but it was for charters only. Though, to position a plane or to turn it back at a end of spoke airport would make that expensive.

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