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http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,582803,00.html

 

TSA: Passenger Carries Ammo on Plane in Milwaukee

Monday , January 11, 2010

 

MADISON, Wis. -

 

A passenger inadvertently carried shotgun shells onto a Dallas-bound Midwest Airlines plane at Milwaukee's airport on Monday before he realized his mistake and alerted flight attendants, authorities said.

 

The man, who was not identified, did not mean any harm, saying he had forgotten that the ammunition was in his carryon bags when he boarded the flight, Transportation Security Administration spokesman Jim Fotenos said.

 

TSA agents turned the ammunition over to local police and sent the man back for another security search. They then allowed him to reboard and the plane left for Dallas later Monday.

 

"The passenger was interviewed and rescreened with negative findings," Fotenos said in a statement. "The passenger stated that he inadvertently brought the prohibited items onboard the plane and self-disclosed them when he realized they were in his possession."

 

Fotenos said the TSA is reviewing how the passenger got the ammunition through pre-boarding security searches. He declined to identify the man or comment further. TSA policy prohibits passengers from having firearms or ammunition in their carryon luggage.

 

 

Oak Creek, Wis. based-Midwest Airlines declined to comment.

 

The incident comes less than a week after a grand jury indicted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab with trying to use chemical explosives stashed in his underwear to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane as it landed in Detroit on Christmas Day. Since then, the TSA and airlines have boosted security in airports in the U.S. and around the world.

 

Another passenger on Monday's Midwest Airlines flight 1669, Doug Bell, 50, of Hales Corners, Wis., said the plane was pushing back from the gate around 8 a.m. when the pilot came on the intercom and said there was a security problem and the plane had to return to the gate. The pilot said a passenger had notified a flight attendant he was a gun dealer and had shells in his bag, Bell said.

 

"There was a murmur on the plane," Bell said. "The whole plane was wondering what was going on. It isn't everyday the pilot tells you somebody got on the plane and brought shells with him. ... I couldn't believe it."

 

The man got off the plane and a TSA agent searched the luggage compartment above his seat, Bell said. The man then got back on board, and the plane took off after about an hour's delay, he said.

 

Bells said he was shocked TSA agents didn't search the entire plane because the man could have dropped off something in another seat as he walked back to his during boarding.

 

"Thankfully the man was an honorable man," Bell told The Associated Press in a telephone interview after the plane landed. (But) what if he wasn't so honorable? I'm telling you, security isn't working."

 

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department patrols General Mitchell International. Department spokeswoman Kim Brooks didn't immediately return a message. Airport spokeswoman Pat Rowe referred questions to Fotenos.

 

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"A good guy that goofed"cwm13.gif

 

How dumb do you have to be to "forget" you're holding ammo...........let alone while getting on a planecwm13.gif

 

I say lock him up for STOOPID!

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View Post"A good guy that goofed"cwm13.gif

 

How dumb do you have to be to "forget" you're holding ammo...........let alone while getting on a planecwm13.gif

 

I say lock him up for STOOPID!

 

Barry Switzer comes to mind as forgetting........

 

imagine this more govt failure....so whats the answer.....more govt headscratch.gifcwm31.gif

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View Postthese TSA guys should earn their minimum wage

 

They should earn a market-based paycheck commensurate with their role and ability, as well as attitude toward the flying public. Given that, most are WAY overpaid, and minimum wage is far too generous.

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View Postcommensurate with their role .

 

 

Their ROLE is to safeguard us on airplanes,

that's an important role.

 

as to ABILITY,

I would suggest you get what you pay for.

 

your EMPLOYEES don't set the wage scale,

the employer does,

 

pay more, and you can get a better worker.

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View PostTheir ROLE is to safeguard us on airplanes,

 

that's an important role.

 

 

as to ABILITY,

 

I would suggest you get what you pay for.

 

 

your EMPLOYEES don't set the wage scale,

 

the employer does,

 

 

pay more, and you can get a better worker.

 

No, the market should set the wage rate.

 

 

And no, you will not necessarily get better screeners if you pay them more. Maybe in utopia, but not in the real world. It's not like they are investment bankers for Goldman Sachs.

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View PostNo, the market should set the wage rate.

 

And no, you will not necessarily get better screeners if you pay them more.

 

 

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BJ you are ABSOLUTELY 100% wrong on this.

as in you can't be MORE wrong.

 

The ONLY way the market will set the wage rate is IF you put standards on who you are going to hire.

If you set the standards high enough you won't find anyone eligible who is willing to work for minimum, and the pay rate will increase to the point where quality people are willing to accept the job.

 

you WILL get better screeners if you pay more,

NOT because your current employees would work harder if they were paid more,

but because you'd get a better caliber person applying for the job.

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View Postcwm27.gifcwm27.gifcwm27.gif

 

BJ you are ABSOLUTELY 100% wrong on this.

 

as in you can't be MORE wrong.

 

 

The ONLY way the market will set the wage rate is IF you put standards on who you are going to hire.

 

If you set the standards high enough you won't find anyone eligible who is willing to work for minimum, and the pay rate will increase to the point where quality people are willing to accept the job.

 

Thanks for displaying you don't understand market economics. icon14.gif

 

 

I didn't bother with reading the rest. It's probably just as bad. kooky.gif

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