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Monday, March 24, 2008

"Pilot Shoots Down His Own Aircraft" No, But Close

Well, not quite, although a pilot did discharge a gun in the cockpit during a flight. The bullet went into the seat. Had it gone through the side it could have depressurized the aircraft, which could have led to the above fictional headline.

I'm not sure I want to be a passenger of some guy practicing his quick draw in the cockpit. I'd rather the rules specify that they keep the big iron buttoned up in a holster -- unless and until a time when some hijacker is actually banging on the door. If so, they can blast away all they want.

Until then I recommend none of the airlines show any more Westerns during the in-flight movie.

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