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Pilot's gun discharges on US Airways flight
wcnc via Drudge Report ^ | March 23, 2008 | DIANA RUGG

Posted on 03/23/2008 6:14:42 PM PDT by RDTF

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A US Airways pilot’s gun accidentally discharged during a flight from Denver to Charlotte Saturday, according to as statement released by the airline. The statement said the discharge happened on Flight 1536, which left Denver at approximately 6:45am and arrived in Charlotte at approximately 11:51am.

The Airbus A319 plane landed safely and none of the flight’s 124 passengers or five crew members was injured, according to the statement. It was a full flight. An airline spokeswoman said the plane has been taken out of service to make sure it is safe to return to flight. A Transportation Safety Administration spokeswoman reached by WCNC Sunday said the pilot is part of TSA’s Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program, which trains pilots to carry guns on flights.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; airlines; armedpilots; banglist; ffdo; tsa; usairways
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To: yldstrk

Are they going to look for the bullet...did the bullet exit the aircraft??? and hit the EARTH??? or, or, or !!!


21 posted on 03/23/2008 6:25:09 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Kirkwood

You don’t like big boy guns?

Glocks aren’t likely to discharge if you keep your booger hook in your nose.


22 posted on 03/23/2008 6:25:15 PM PDT by Eaker (2 Thessalonians 3:10 ... He that will not work, neither should he eat.)
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To: Kirkwood
explovely is a word in search of a definition.

Well, if you look it up in the dictionary, you might just find the picture in post #16.

23 posted on 03/23/2008 6:26:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Free New York)
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To: Kirkwood

“Think about all the thousands of things that could go wrong on that plane and you’ll sleep a lot better.”

Hey at least I know the plane is maintained by the best union workers available.


24 posted on 03/23/2008 6:27:09 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Cvengr

a pic of Sean Connery always makes my day


25 posted on 03/23/2008 6:27:22 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: El Gato
AD is a myth. There is no such thing as an accidental discharge. It's an ND, for negligent discharge. The Army stopped calling them AD's a long time ago. They are ND's because they occur due to someone's negligence.
26 posted on 03/23/2008 6:27:40 PM PDT by infantrywhooah
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To: infantrywhooah

Unless it ws a Glock shoved into a flight bag without being in a holster. The “safety” is on the trigger and it can go off without being handled. Something presses on the trigger and *BANG*.


27 posted on 03/23/2008 6:28:02 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: RDTF

“the pilot is part of TSA’s Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program, which trains pilots to carry guns on flights.”

MORE Training


28 posted on 03/23/2008 6:28:28 PM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: Buddy B

“Are they going to look for the bullet...did the bullet exit the aircraft??? and hit the EARTH??? or, or, or !!!”

It most likely flew at least 5 miles before hitting another airplane. Thankfully that airplane was able to land safely as well.

/sarc


29 posted on 03/23/2008 6:28:40 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: RDTF

Bond’s appealing to Pussy’s maternal instincts. LOL!


30 posted on 03/23/2008 6:29:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: Kirkwood

Like a revolver?


31 posted on 03/23/2008 6:29:26 PM PDT by Eaker (2 Thessalonians 3:10 ... He that will not work, neither should he eat.)
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To: RDTF

oopppps! never mind


32 posted on 03/23/2008 6:29:58 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: RDTF

Let’s see..... “Hey Harry, did you see my new Glock 40 cal.”? “You know they don’t have an external safety. It’s sort of built into the trigger.” “Oh no, I didn’t place that much pressure on it.”

I hope they also take his pilot’s license.


33 posted on 03/23/2008 6:30:21 PM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: Kirkwood

“Now, Pussy, you know a lot more about planes than guns. That’s a Smith and Wesson 45, and if you fire at me at this close range, the bullet will pass through me and the fuselage like a blowtorch through butter. The cabin will depressurize, and we’ll both be sucked into outer space together. If that’s how you want to enter the United States, you’re welcome. As for me, I prefer the easy way.”...007 to Pussy Galore in GOLDFINGER


34 posted on 03/23/2008 6:30:46 PM PDT by Cvengr (Fear sees the problem emotion never solves. Faith sees & accepts the solution, problem solved.)
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To: coloradan

Glocks do ...


35 posted on 03/23/2008 6:32:22 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Eaker

Glocks are designed for cops and gangbangers. A real gun is more along the lines of a 1911. A Beretta is slso a far better weapon than a Glock.


36 posted on 03/23/2008 6:33:51 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: MHGinTN

Please cite a single real event where a Glock discharged a round without the trigger being depressed.

Just one.


37 posted on 03/23/2008 6:35:05 PM PDT by Eaker (2 Thessalonians 3:10 ... He that will not work, neither should he eat.)
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To: RDTF

what kind of gun was used?

revolver or semi pistol?

why was a round in the chamber, if a semiautomatic pistol??


38 posted on 03/23/2008 6:35:25 PM PDT by patch789
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To: Eaker

Revolvers don’t have trigger safeties. Glocks have that totally stupid and useless trigger safety.


39 posted on 03/23/2008 6:36:01 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: AFreeBird

I have a round in the chamber AT ALL TIMES, but I only carry those with external thumb-operated safeties. I wouldn’t own a Glock personally.


40 posted on 03/23/2008 6:37:11 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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