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Published on : Friday, July 10, 2015
In a situation where a United Airlines captain could be partially blamed, non-linear airline security rules for different air space can be put into question. The captain of a United Airlines pilot threw bullets in a trash bin accessible to passengers and later flushed them down a toilet to avoid further issues as Germany has strict gun laws.
The United Airlines flight was heading towards Germany, according to a United spokeswoman. According to the statements from United Airlines, pilots are allowed to carry a gun on domestic flights under a post-9/11 federal program intended to make planes harder to hijack. She said the pilot dumped the bullets in a waste bin then in a toilet after realizing he had them in his bag on a June 23 flight from Houston to Munich.
The airline did not name the pilot in question and backed him up with statements saying that though the disposal of ammunition was incorrect, the pilot will not be fired.
After the plane landed in Munich, the plane taxied to a remote area where passengers got off and the waste tanks were emptied. The bullets were found and deposited at the airport security desk.