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Shotgun shells carried onto Dallas-bound plane undetected

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A passenger inadvertently carried shotgun shells onto a Dallas-bound Midwest Airlines plane at Milwaukee's airport on Monday.


But, he quickly realized his mistake and alerted flight attendants.


Another airport scare


The plane returned to the gate, where the passenger was re-screened, then allowed to re-board.


Doug Bell was on the flight, and he's still alarmed:


"I thought it was ridiculous."


"We just had a gentleman put explosives on a plane to Detroit, and they were supposed to up security and here a guy walks on the plane with carry-ons with shot gun shells."


"I think he felt terrible b/c he held the plane up and he told the truth and got off the plane and back on. I can respect that. It's not him I'm worried about. It's the ones that aren't going to be telling the truth," Bells says.


ISDS Security Managing Director Chaim Koppel says the shell casings and the black powder inside are too small to cause a major problem.


Still, he says, trace detection equipment could've prevented the incident


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Wow, we really need to get these holes plugged and have better security before we have another 9/11


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"ISDS Security Managing Director Chaim Koppel says the shell casings and the black powder inside are too small to cause a major problem."


 


Oh, ok - good thing he couldn't make some type of homemade shotgun and shot the pilot.


Whew! I was worried there.


Thanks Mr. ISDS Security Manager Director.

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ok maybe its just me, but how do you "accidentally" carry shotgun shells onto a plane??  what did he do, leave the range in rush and head to the airport?  maybe had one tucked away in his pocket that he didnt know about?  this is a shotgun shell, and they are pretty big!  he knew he was going to the airport and getting on a plane, and with today's high alerts, wouldnt anyone double check to make sure you didnt have any ammo on you if you had been anywhere near it?  i am glad he stepped forward with this and hopefully the security employees are able to figure out a way for this not to happen again. 


also i agree with K9_4_life.  "too small to cause a major problem"?  i think they need a new ISDS Security Managing Director if this is his way of thinking.


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As long as humans are in charge of anything, there will be errors.  When you couple that with not having the latest, and subsequently most expensive equipment, we will forever have problems.

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ISDS Security Managing Director Chaim Koppel says the shell casings and the black powder inside are too small to cause a major problem.

 


Still, he says, trace detection equipment could've prevented the incident


The problem is the security managing director and other like him have no idea what they are talking about.  Modern shotgun shells are not loaded with black powder.  They are loaded with nitrate based smokeless powder.  Since the guy doesn't even know what shotgun shells are loaded with how could he know the explosive power???


I would think that the managing director would know about such things.  That is the truly scary part. 


 




 

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:


ISDS Security Managing Director :


Location:


Milwaukee, WI.


Salary:


TBD determined by experience.


Experienced required:


Have some basic knowledge of what you're talking about esp. to the media.


Apply within!

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K9_4_life says ...



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:


ISDS Security Managing Director :


Location:


Milwaukee, WI.


Salary:


TBD determined by experience.


Experienced required:


Have some basic knowledge of what you're talking about esp. to the media.


Apply within!



 


 


LOL TRUE STORY!

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ChadT says ...



K9_4_life says ...



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:


ISDS Security Managing Director :


Location:


Milwaukee, WI.


Salary:


TBD determined by experience.


Experienced required:


Have some basic knowledge of what you're talking about esp. to the media.


Apply within!



 


 


LOL TRUE STORY!



IDK That could be asking an awful lot of someone in charge of a government entity.  I mean if they really knew what they were talking about sensible decisions would occur and throw the whole world into shock and cause global chaos.


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'Black powder'??


 


Were the shotshells from a museum?