Air marshal leaves pistol in limousine

Air marshal leaves pistol in limousine

There are 81 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 13, 2007, titled Air marshal leaves pistol in limousine. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indianapolis Airport Police say a federal air marshal lost his firearm Wednesday at Indianapolis International Airport.

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#93 Sep 14, 2007
B-T Resident wrote:
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A common misconception and old wives tale - modern planes have a redundant system designed for many small holes in a plane, which minimizes and controls the decompression and potential harmful effects. About 20 years ago a big passenger jet still managed to fly and land on Hawaii after a massive decompression at 24,000 feet due to metal fatigue ripped off a large part of its top. 95 passengers, 1 death, 94 survivors (65 injured). This is far better odds of survival than the many times when a maniac hijacker(s) has taken control of a plane.
Granted, but the bulkheads between the cockpit and the cabin are still not bulletproof. The doors were simnply reinforced so that they couldn't be broken down.

Enter several hijackers and 150 armed passengers. Hijackers move to the front of the cabin to announce their intentions and intimidate the 150 armed passengers. Now comes the fun part- 150 armed passengers take aim and unload thier 15 round clips. Bullets fly, hijackers are ripped to shreds (Yay!), but wait- the sharpshooters from row 12 and back didn't have such good accuracy at their range and several hundred rounds went through the bulkhead and into the cockpit. Hmm, not a good day for the inhabitants of the cockpit.

Too bad the pilot and copilot don't have so many "redundant systems".

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