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Posted: 3/5/2002 7:06:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2002 7:11:34 PM EDT by taelil]
Whew I feel safer already: [url]http://webcenter.newssearch.netscape.com/aolns_display.adp?key=200203051408000125641_aolns.src[/url] Tuesday, March 5, 2002 Scissors Found in Conn. Airport WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) - A terminal at Bradley International Airport was evacuated Tuesday and hundreds of passengers had to be rescreened because a pair of scissors was found in a restroom trash can in the terminal's secure area. One airliner that had just taken off, American Airlines Flight 623 to San Juan, Puerto Rico, was ordered back to the airport so its passengers could be sent through metal detectors a second time, said Rowlin Tebbetts, operations manager for the airport outside Hartford. Flight 623 was back in the air within an hour, said Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.[red]Some 600 passengers aboard eight flights that had taken off earlier were screened again when they reached their destinations, he said.[/red] In addition, 10 flights awaiting takeoff were delayed while their passengers went back through metal detectors, Tebbetts said. A janitor found the scissors in a women's bathroom between the metal detectors and the boarding area of Terminal B, Tebbetts said. Edited to add some color to most humorous part of this "incident".
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 9:50:54 PM EDT
I think I will do everything in my power to avoid flying from this time forward. I'm renting a car or taking the train. If the airlines insist on this kind of stupidity, they won't have me as a customer.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 10:10:49 PM EDT
OH thank God it was not those pesky jars of spagetti sauce..
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 10:20:51 PM EDT
These overreactions would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. I wonder what would happen if someone left an 8x10 pic of Bin Laden on the boarding area floor...
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 10:23:14 PM EDT
I bet it was actually a set of converted assault scissors. The media must have forgot to put that in. Okay...they made is safely to the destination...and got searched again! I have a hard time with this one. I think I would have bitched! medcop
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