Skip to comments.Flight attendant's gun goes off at airport security in Philadelphia
Posted on 09/24/2012 1:06:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
A Republic Airlines flight attendant showed up to work Sunday at Philadelphia International Airport with a loaded gun in her bag that accidentally discharged, US Airways told NBCPhiladelphia.com.
A US Airways spokesperson confirmed that the employee headed through airport security at Terminal C around 6:50 a.m ET with a gun inside her carry-on bag.
A police officer was called over to check out the gun. That's when it accidentally discharged, the spokesperson said.
The bullet went into a TSA break room where an employee was sitting. No one was injured, police said.
The flight attendant allegedly told police that she forgot the gun was in her bag. Philadelphia Police said she had a legal permit to carry the gun.
The attendant is an employee of Republic Airlines, a small regional partner carrier who operates flights through US Airways.
The woman received a summary citation for disorderly conduct, was taken into custody and released, according to Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Ray Evers.
The plane was heading to Dallas, Texas. Another flight attendant was brought on board and the scheduled flight arrived on time, according the spokesperson.
The name of the flight attendant was not been released.
The “Blue Goose” still operates? I thought it went belly-up a coupla decades ago.
Bugger-hook on the Bang switch !
Why do I suspect “that WAS accidentally discharged” would be more accurate?
Another report indicated the firearm was a revolver.
The police officer was responsible for the negligent discharge.
“Only Law Enforcement personnel are competent to handle firearms!”
A case can be made that not even a uniformed Donut Eater can keep an eeeevilll gun from discharging.
BAD COP! NO DONUT! !
The report I heard on the radio this morning claimed that the gun discharged as the police officer was attempting to unload it.
Hmmm.... I'm thinking that maybe it discharged on purpose, just to stir things up. Or maybe some idiot pulled the trigger.
After which the gun ran off and hid under a chair.
This is a lie. They “highly trained” cops don’t know to keep their fingers out of the trigger guard. The cop caused the negligent discharge. Only damaged guns “go off” by themselves.
“I thought it went belly-up a coupla decades ago.”
Same here! Who knew they were still flying....
So I looked it up - different Republic Airlines :(
The Blue Goose was cooked when it was bought out in 1986.
Shortly before their demise, they had a 1 for 1 deal. So, my entire family flew from Birmingham to Nashville and back, one Saturday afternoon....to get free tickets from Birmingham to Minneapolis and back. I always suspected this promotion accelerated their demise.
Glad there were no dogs around.
Everything was fine until the cop started messing with the gun.
That police officer, who should never handle anything more dangerous than a glazed doughnut, pulled the trigger, so the owner of the revolver gets charged? I guess that makes sense by Phily standards. Instead of the airport, Barney Fife should be here:
Last flew the Blue Goose to my first job out of college. Jackson MI to Dallas TX.
I thought it was absorbed into Northwest Airlines around 1990.
A cop was called... the firearm “went off”.
Wanna bet the cop discharged it while pretending to be clearing it... While the article does not state who the operator was at the time of the negligent discharge, I’d bet a dozen donuts no cop would let a citizen clear their weapon in their presence... (they ain’t no one mo’professnel than me”).
I watched several of my loaded, off safe firearms for many hours, doing basic research on the instances of firearms “going off”.
I cannot replicate the stated results in any manner whatsoever, therefore, firearms do not go off by themsleves... Has not been a single incident of any of them going off over many hours of observation in all sorts of environmental and physical conditions. However, when I tested them to insure they were operational, they all went off on command.
Get the idea?
The media/left is playing the public for fools, which (we) are for the most part, it seems.
Them are EMA not cops.
Very similar to some EMA squads in Illinois (izzat where this was from?)
The firearm was a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson Airweight revolver
The cop was the operator. The gun discharged when the officer tried to put the safety on, according to MyFoxPhilly.com.