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Posted on 03/23/2008 6:14:42 PM PDT by RDTF
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A US Airways pilots 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 flights 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 TSAs Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program, which trains pilots to carry guns on flights.
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Someone was playing cowboy in the crouch pit.
Um, guns don’t typically “accidentally” discharge.
WTH? I’m betting it was an unholstered Glock.
So, did the plane decompress explovely?.................hmmmmmmm?
explovely = explosively
NO they don’t. And sitting behind a locked, reinforced door, means he should not have it in Condition One. No reason for a round to be chambered.
what did it impact? No damage anywhere? Was it a magic bullet?
Guns don’t go BANG unless you hit the “go” button.
Nope. (Sounds of shock ripple through anti-gunners.)
Uh huh. I want more details. Like the passenger list.
explovely is a word in search of a definition.
Speaking of that, what’s the protocol if a pilot suddenly decides to shoot dead his copilot, for whatever reason, then hides behind those reinforced cockpit doors?
Oh man I gotta fly tomorrow and now I gotta worry about rogue handguns going off by themselves endangering planes full of innocent people.
Pressurized cabins are no place to play with guns.
Think about all the thousands of things that could go wrong on that plane and you’ll sleep a lot better.
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AD in the cockpit?...hmmm.
Dollars to donuts the pilot was playing with it. Weapons don’t “accidently” discharge without someone pulling a trigger. In all my years of being around weapons I have never had one discharge without some input from me.
Are they going to look for the bullet...did the bullet exit the aircraft??? and hit the EARTH??? or, or, or !!!
You don’t like big boy guns?
Glocks aren’t likely to discharge if you keep your booger hook in your nose.
Well, if you look it up in the dictionary, you might just find the picture in post #16.
“Think about all the thousands of things that could go wrong on that plane and youll sleep a lot better.”
Hey at least I know the plane is maintained by the best union workers available.
a pic of Sean Connery always makes my day
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*.
“the pilot is part of TSAs Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program, which trains pilots to carry guns on flights.”
“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.
Bond’s appealing to Pussy’s maternal instincts. LOL!
Like a revolver?
oopppps! never mind
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.
“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
Glocks do ...
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.
Please cite a single real event where a Glock discharged a round without the trigger being depressed.
what kind of gun was used?
revolver or semi pistol?
why was a round in the chamber, if a semiautomatic pistol??
Revolvers don’t have trigger safeties. Glocks have that totally stupid and useless trigger safety.
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.
Your opinion means little to a person like me who has carried a Glock since the 90’s without a single incident where it jumped off my desk and started discharging rounds.
I agree that the stupid and untrained should rely on several safety’s.
LOve my Taurus .45 Millenium Edition P145
Revolvers don’t have safeties at all.
Why didn’t you jump to the conclusion that it was a revolver rather than a Glock?
That’s just it. The Glock trigger can be depressed and the gun fired without having a finger on the trigger. They have discharged when being forced into a tight (new) holster and they can also discharge in purses or handbags where a lipstick case or a pen can work its way into the trigger guard and press on the trigger. I’ve seen several reports of such NDs with Glocks. I refuse to have one. Better to have no safety at all than a stupid safety.
Thank you. My old career Army dad taught me gun safety at a young age.
I don’t know why anyone would carry a pistol with a round chambered in an aircraft unless he was expecting big trouble. It’s not like it’s takes a long time to rack a slide. (I assume he wasn’t carrying a revolver.)
Even if you were going to parachute into combat, I don’t think you would exit the aircraft with a round chambered in your weapon.
A fly-by shooting?
A gun does not “accidentally discharge”.
Some moron pulled the trigger.
So, how does that differ from a standard revolver?
I believe pilots are all supposed to carry H&K USP’s. If so, there’s no ‘accident’ possible.