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SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:14 am

What a way to start your first day on the job:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...ll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true

In a nutshell, the mechanic was on his first day at SWA, entered a NWA aircraft, stole a "medical bag" and was detained by NWA, then arrested by Chicago Police. He was obviously fired by Southwest.
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:31 am

Your link does not work...
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:46 am

Quoting Airfinair (Thread starter):



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Your link does not work...

Here is the real link to the website:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...waytheft,1,2030791.story?track=rss

Cheers.

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:51 am

Thanks, Joe! (Not sure what the problem was, they both work on my end.)
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:54 am

So much for that career. Does anyone think he will actually do jail/prison time? One final question, if it was his first day, where the heck was his supervisor?
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:56 am

What kind of value does a medical bag have?
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:04 am

Quoting Reyes27 (Reply 5):
What kind of value does a medical bag have?

It is not much but he breached the security of that ac and removed a item which SWA did not own....................

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:06 am

From the article:

Burglary of an aircraft, a class 2 felony, carries a possible prison term of 3 to 7 years.

jhilkevitch@tribune.com



I was just thinking:

if burglary gives 3 to 7 years, imagine what Grand Theft Airplane would give.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:08 am

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.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:09 am

Imagine if he didn't get caught, what he might have tried to take the next time. Glad that got nipped in the bud the first day out.

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:13 am

NWA SWA he got confused.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:15 am

He may have been a drug seeker.

If he was going for the equipment, the contents aren't worth much unless NWA keeps their AED's in those bags.

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:00 pm

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 10):
NWA SWA he got confused.

Its not that hard to identify the worlds ugliest 737's compared to a DC-9 or possibly 757.

It would be nice if they could expand this, I take it all the jetways at MDW have the same code, secondly it must have been at night, because chances are otherwise someone is always on the plane.

If this was his first day on the job, and he stole it, but it had been going on for a while, it makes you wonder if its a WN maint crew thing there. Just some bad folks within an airline.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:02 pm

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:
1 Sphygmonanometer
1 Stethoscope
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 Tourniquet
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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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:08 pm

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 13):
I find it interesting that it was his first day on the job with SWA, but there had been a "recent rash of thefts"..

Does it sound like an organization at work to you, too?
 
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WN Mechanic At MDW Arrested In Theft Sting

Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:37 pm

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!

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:15 pm

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 10):
NWA SWA he got confused.

Or maybe he mistook NW for WN...
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:24 pm

Figures, thats all I can say. If WN is already bumming equipment from an airline that is down in the dumps, imagine what theyll do when their hedging contract is up...  Wink
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:29 pm

My gut tells me there are going to be more ripple effects from this arrest. A total noob doesn't just go steal stuff from a rival company's a/c on his own initiative, does he?
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:45 pm

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.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:46 am

throw this out there but maybe an old NWA mechanic with an axe to grind?
can't think of any other rational explination
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:19 am

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.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:24 am

Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 20):
throw this out there but maybe an old NWA mechanic with an axe to grind?
can't think of any other rational explination

OLD NWA MX= AMFA
SWA MX= AMFA
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:20 am

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.  Wink
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:35 am

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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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:02 am

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 21):
I hope this terrorist and the others out there get prison time ,thats lives on that A/C.

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 into police regime worse than any commie country was before.
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 21):
I hope this terrorist and the others out there get prison time ,thats lives on that A/C.

So the fact that he stole from another airline makes him a "terrorist"? That's a bit of a stretch don't you think?
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:19 am

Before this thread goes off-topic, can we drop the terrorism discussion?

The guy stole something, he got caught, he got fired.
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:30 am

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 19):
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.

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 the guy might simply have been a kleptomaniac.

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting LMP737 (Reply 26):
So the fact that he stole from another airline makes him a "terrorist"? That's a bit of a stretch don't you think?

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 without know this equment in service, hoping to give NWA bad TV NEWs.


Al-Qaeda dosn't like the way the US is doing Bussiness. Knowing , airlines are the life line of the US. They took 4 and well 9-11. Hoping to give the US bad TV NEWS.

Now, if terrorist is too much, what do we call a guys that think this way?

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 25):
Dude, you should reduce time you watch CNN...

Oh, "DUDE" I'm a FOX NEWS guys Thank you......
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:47 am

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 29):
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 without know this equment in service, hoping to give NWA bad TV NEWs.

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 reason he choose NWA was simple opportunity. Let's say that he had not been caught. Then in the morning it was discovered to be missing. If it was a kit that contained bandages and the like there's a good chance they might have had a spare one on station. If it was the other type they would probably have had to fly one in from MSP or DTW. Something that would make headlines, probably not.

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 29):
Al-Qaeda dosn't like the way the US is doing Bussiness. Knowing , airlines are the life line of the US. They took 4 and well 9-11. Hoping to give the US bad TV NEWS.

What does that have to do with the subject of this post?

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 29):
Now, if terrorist is too much, what do we call a guys that think this way?

Once again how do you know he "thinks this way"? What do we call him? The best term would be thief.
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:07 am

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 29):
Oh, "DUDE" I'm a FOX NEWS guys Thank you......

That explains it, since you sound just like their reporters  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:14 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 31):
That explains it, since you sound just like their reporters

Aha, perfect!
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:21 am

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 29):
Now, if terrorist is too much, what do we call a guys that think this way?

Let's say for the sake of argument you have some sort of insider info and you know that he "thinks this way". Does that make him a terrorist? Like I said before it does not, it makes him a thief and a nut job.
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:23 am

Certainly sounds like there is more to the story but WN is now the privy to the highest paid AMFA mechs after NW canned all of theirs, so I'd definately look for a connection there. Still, Denato is only 30 so it's not like he was one of the senior AMFA mechs at NW how might have lost a lot - makes no sense why someone would ruin a career over a few bucks - unless of course he was part of the reason NW needed to set up the sting in the first place?!
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:29 am

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. 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.

I noticed some posted theories that this person was a drug-seeker, which is very plausable. Unfortunately, he's not a very smart drug-seeker, since none of the items listed in Lincoln's posting (regarding what the FAR's require to be carried) are narcotics. There are two possibilities - one is that he didn't realize this, two is that airlines actually stock narcs in their bags (I've never seen one opened, so I wouldn't know).

I would actually be curious to know what is actually stocked in the average airliner's medical bags.

The list per the FAR's that Lincoln posted appear to 1) equip flight crew to provide basic first aid and 2) provide two rounds of ACLS drugs for use by RN/MD/DO in a sentinal cardiac event. Use of these drugs usually necessitates a cardiac monitor, which means that there's going to be an AED with advanced capability (most airlines have publicised their aquisition of these already).

If this is the case - AED's have a pretty good black market value. Even professional cardioverter/defibrillators have high street value - I've heard of a few walking away from my hospital just this year.

The thing that is really sad about this story is that whether it is a defibrillator from a hospital or the medical kit from an airplane, stealing it has the possibility of really costing someone who has a cardiac event. Find another way to provide for the habit...

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:08 am

What I find strange about this incident is that it was a "sting" which implies NWA and the police had been planning this for a while, but the guy who got caught was on his first day? What about that makes sense?
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:00 am

Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 20):
throw this out there but maybe an old NWA mechanic with an axe to grind?

Unlikely, since he wasnt the only one.

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 36):
What I find strange about this incident is that it was a "sting" which implies NWA and the police had been planning this for a while, but the guy who got caught was on his first day? What about that makes sense?

The article reported that the stealing had been going on for some time, meaning their are others that were stealing.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:24 am

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 19):
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.

I'm sorry, but how do you feel the system should have caught this person during pre-employement checks?

As long as you are legal to work in the country, have a verifiable work/school record for the last 10 years and have never been convicted of a list of crimes one is cleared to work at the airport.

Unless this person was a know criminal with a rap sheet neither Southwest or the government could predict this guy is going to commit theft off an airplane on his first day of employment.
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:49 pm

Just a little insight to this issue. He was a former ATA mechanic at Midway that just went over to SWA. They say that it has been going on for awhile and he was at ATA so they think it was an isolated incident with this person.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:33 pm

My mother was flying DEN-ONT on Ted. Her flight was delayed because someone stole stuff from the medical kit. They had to search the whole plane to make sure none of the items were left behind in a seat back or such. People suck.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:11 pm

He choose poorly.What a great shot this guy blew but if he had a drug problem it is a good place to get some free drugs or they must get alot of money for them kits.  airplane 
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:36 pm

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 38):
Unless this person was a know criminal with a rap sheet neither Southwest or the government could predict this guy is going to commit theft off an airplane on his first day of employment

My brother works for a large paving contractor that has done work on the airside of EWR, and he had to be checked out to see if he was eligable to work there so I am aware of some of the degree of checks done for those that have to go to the secure areas of airports.
You do make a good point. Employment law today strictly limits what employers can say on why an employee no longer works for them as it could be prejudiced hearsay even if fired for cause. Former employers can only give verification that a person worked for them, dates of employment and how employed. Even getting a criminal record is difficult due to privacy issues as well as them often being incomplete. To get around these problems, many employers are now requesting approval from an applicant or current employees to get a copy of their credit report. If a person has a poor credit record, it may suggest they may be a peson of high risk of stealing or selling secrets of a company.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:42 am

Quoting Nonfirm (Reply 41):
He choose poorly.What a great shot this guy blew but if he had a drug problem it is a good place to get some free drugs or they must get alot of money for them kits. airplane

Again - I don't believe there are any "good drugs" in these kits... there'd be very little reason to keep narcotics on board (no one needs to correct this, if in fact there are).

I'd be more likely to believe that he was stealing the kits for the needles, syringes, and possibly the AED (for sale).

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:57 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 37):
The article reported that the stealing had been going on for some time, meaning their are others that were stealing.

Exactly my point...and it just happened to be the new guy? Obviously if the investigation had been ongoing, this guy wouldn't have been the culprit for the previous thefts. Think maybe he was set up?
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:39 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 44):
Exactly my point...and it just happened to be the new guy? Obviously if the investigation had been ongoing, this guy wouldn't have been the culprit for the previous thefts. Think maybe he was set up?

An earlier poster mentioned that the mechanic has worked at MDW for quite some time -- he had just come to SWA from ATA on the day he was arrested. Methinks that if that information is accurate, then the airline he happened to be working for is irrelevent.

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 44):
Exactly my point...and it just happened to be the new guy? Obviously if the investigation had been ongoing, this guy wouldn't have been the culprit for the previous thefts. Think maybe he was set up?

An earlier poster mentioned that the mechanic has worked at MDW for quite some time -- he had just come to SWA from ATA on the day he was arrested. Methinks that if that information is accurate, then the airline he happened to be working for is irrelevent.

Lincoln

You are correct Lincoln. He has had access to the airport for awhile since he worked for ATA at Midway before SWA.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:23 pm

These bags are not as cheap as you all are making them sound, especially if they're the Enhanced Emergency Medical Kits (EEMK). These things cost around $300US each. Some airlines carry a medical in or near the cockpit that can include insulin and morphine. These are more expensive yet. They're easy to grab and could very well be worth even more on the black market. Grab just one a day over 4 days and that's around $1200US in a single week. Get more and the payday goes up. Of course on an airport you are going to get caught eventually.
 
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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:29 pm

Quoting Jeb94 (Reply 47):
These things cost around $300US each. Some airlines carry a medical in or near the cockpit that can include insulin and morphine.

Insulin and Morphine are both exceedingly cheap - Morphine is well less than a dollar a milligram and insulin is less than ten cents a unit.

What would make the kits expensive is an AED - most commercial models are going to cost somewhere around $2-3000.

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RE: SWA Mechanic Steals From NWA Aircraft @ MDW

Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:11 pm

For a minute there I thought ya meant like an engine part or something. I know NWA flies 757s into MDW frequently. That was an accedent waitin to happen.
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