Flight delayed while TSA checks out mystery tool

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Countless lives saved once again by an abundance of caution ...

    Mail Tribune (Southern Oregon): Flight delayed while TSA checks out mystery tool

    Probably because they'd look like even bigger fools if they did.

    Excuse me, but how could it be something "else" if you were unable to tell what it was in the first place? :rolleyes:

    Keep training. Maybe some day it will soak in.
     
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  2. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    What a tool...
     
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  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    What do you suppose it was something really dumb, like a pump bottle of shampoo with tape on it to keep from leaking, that caused a terminal dump last year? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. INK

    INK Original Member

    According to the one comment, it was a ball peen hammer. OOOHH...scary! Almost everything in my bag is a mystery to them and I carry it on.
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Idiot statement of the month!

     
  6. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    At least they didn't blow it up like the poor guy in Palm Springs last week.
     
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  7. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Is Yogi Berra working at TSA now?
     
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  8. Pesky Monkey

    Pesky Monkey Original Member

    Ten bucks is was a socket wrench.
     
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    From the Medford paper
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    Glad "everything was done correctly" including evacuation of the baggage inspection building, for a small hammer that looked like an explosive. :rolleyes:Back to training...
     
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  10. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Exactly how does a hammer resemble an explosive?

    Listening to TSA and airport spokesholes reminds me of the saying:

     
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  11. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    It's TSA!
     
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  13. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    Considering that a plastic toy hammer is a threat to aviation security, just think of the harm a real hammer could do.
     
  14. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    What about a brain? I mean, what if there was a brain in a head thinking? Because it seems like that would be a lot more of a threat, and much less likely to be intercepted by TSA.
     
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  15. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Only if you do this :eek::D

     
  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Agreed - because the TSA doesn't have any examples to be used in their so-called "training."
     
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  17. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Oh, I don't know about that. This may be an example of the recruitment efforts:
     
  18. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    When interviewed, the pilot said he offered to take custody of the item to make up for lost hammer-time, but was rebuffed by an egg-shaped clerk grabbing it first and proclaiming "Can't touch this."
     
  19. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Ohh, that's bad!
     
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  20. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Amazing. You can't make this sh*t up.
     
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