Flight attendant's gun goes off at Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Monica47, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member


    PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - September 23, 2012 (WPVI) -- A gun belonging to a flight attendant was fired into a TSA break room at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday morning, officials say.

    The incident occurred at 6:40 a.m. as a Republic Airlines flight attendant was attempting to go through the employee lane of security at Terminal C.
    A TSA worker noticed a gun in the flight attendant's bag and pulled her aside.

    A Philadelphia police officer then retrieved the gun from the bag when it discharged.

    The bullet went into a TSA break room where and employee was sitting.
    The employee was not injured.
    Internal Affairs was brought to the scene to investigate.
    The flight attendant told police she forgot the gun was in her bag.
    Officials say she had a permit for the gun.
    The gun and permit were confiscated by Philadelphia police.
    The flight attendant was taken into custody and released.
    Republic Airlines is contracted by US Airways to handle their express flights.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Fired into a TSA break room. Was it really an accident?
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    A Philadelphia police officer then retrieved the gun from the bag when it discharged.
    A Philadelphia police officer then retrieved the gun from the bag when it discharged.
    A Philadelphia police officer then retrieved the gun from the bag when it discharged.

    Philadelphia needs to do some firearms training with their police, I see.
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  4. It will be interesting to see if this makes the TSA blog. Unless I'm mistaken, the DHS employee with a gun in her bag was not noted on the blog, not even listed on the weekly chart.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The DHS employee was a state employee not federal. But it still should have made the TSA list.
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  7. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Firearms don't "accidentally" go off by themselves. This was an negligent discharge by the LEO who was apparently too stupid to know how to safely unload a .38 revolver. :rolleyes:

    Yeah, like learning how to fill out a job application.

    Shooting at the walls of heartache
    Bang, bang
    I am the warrior

  8. Oh jeez. I hadn't noticed it was a revolver. A cop who can't safely handle a revolver is a serious candidate for Reno 911.
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    If it ain't a Glock, they know nothing.
  10. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Rut-roh! :eek::oops::p

  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    RastaFed is a classic.
  12. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    <cue: groan> that was baaaaaaad ... Do you feel sheepish! That video is pure gold... "Im the only one fully qualified here to carry this weapon" then after blasting a hole in his foot asks for the rile and they tell him know and get him out of there.

    How many cops on the force for less 20yrs of service even know what a revolver is let alone how to use one.

    eh combat tupperware not my idea of fun.

  13. I own a revolver because I feel like it's much less likely to accidentally discharge. :rolleyes:
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    True, but you have to remember that it is completely legal not to hire a police officer candidate because he's too smart. The upper limit appears to be around 110 IQ.
  15. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Isn't that the truth in many departments. although many departments are starting to require college hours and/or degrees. Being generous are you I wouldnt go that high on IQ.
  16. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Real honest degree from real schools or those faux 'programs' one night a week for 2 weeks and bam-cash the check and here's a form degree?
  17. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    In my area real accredited institutions of higher learning. They also want to see transcripts as well to examine and verify the institution is legit.

    Those wham bam thank you programs (ie TSAs "college" program) are a joke and everyone knows it. Don't bag on one night (16 week semester though) a week classes as those fit in nicely with my schedule.
  18. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Except, apparently, the TSA personnel taking those "courses."
  19. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    It would be that they are too retarded to figure that one out.
  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I'm going by actual case law (East Harford, CT appealed to a federal court in NY).

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