TSA (Trans.Security Admin) damages 14 AE aircraft

 
Old Aug 19, 08, 11:34 am
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TSA (Trans.Security Admin) damages 14 AE aircraft

Our friends at the Transportation Security Administration decided to see if they could gain access to AE aircraft while they were sitting overnight in ORD. The brilliant employees used an instrument located just below the cockpit window that is critical to the operation of the onboard computers. They decided this instrument, the TAT probe, would be adequate to use as a ladder.

BRILLIANT!!

Below is just a couple of the write-ups. They damaged a total of 14 AE airplanes


DIS 19AUG ORD/ALL«
DIS 19AUG ORD/ALL
FLIGHT OPERATIONS IRREGULARITIES 19AUG/1724Z
FLT SKD A/C CD --NARRATIVE--
KICK-OFF
3961 0605*655 DM 27 MINS DMG-O/A CODE 75C. TSI DAMAGE TO TAT PR
OBE
DMRDMR 3961/19 ORD¥646 MX 0550 DISC-INSP. DUE TO
NUM 1 TAT PROBE DUE TO TSA INSPECTOR USING IT
AS A GRAB HANDLE AS A LEFTING DEVISE TO GET IN
TO THE AIRCRAFT C/A-REVIEWCALL LOG FOR MORE IN
FO
-- DPTD ORD 31 MINS LATE
-- ARR BWI 25 MINS LATE
KICK-OFF
4072 0615*854 DM 16 MINS DMG-O/A CODE 75C. SWAP FROM 825 DUE TO
TSI
DMRDMR 4072/19 ORD¥825 MX 0550 DISC-INSP. DUE TO
NUM 1 TAT PROBE DUE TO TSA INSPECTOR USING IT
AS A GRAB HANDLE AS A LEFTING DEVISE TO GET IN
TO THE AIRCRAFT C/A-REVIEWCALL LOG FOR MORE IN
FO
-- DPTD ORD 16 MINS LATE
KICK-OFF ¥
4081 0635*633 DM 11 MINS DMG-O/A CODE 75C. SWAPPED FROM 686 DUE
TO TSI
DMRDMR 4081/19 ORD¥686 MX 0550 DISC-INSP. DUE TO
NUM 1 TAT PROBE DUE TO TSA INSPECTOR USING IT
AS A GRAB HANDLE AS A LEFTING DEVISE TO GET IN
TO THE AIRCRAFT C/A-REVIEWCALL LOG FOR MORE IN
FO
-- DPTD ORD 11 MINS LATE
KICK-OFF
4073 0640*645 DM 2 MINS DMG-O/A CODE 75C. SWAP FROM 646 DUE TO
TSI
DMRDMR 4073/19 ORD¥646 MX 0550 DISC-INSP. DUE TO
NUM 1 TAT PROBE DUE TO TSA INSPECTOR USING IT
AS A GRAB HANDLE AS A LEFTING DEVISE TO GET IN
TO THE AIRCRAFT C/A-REVIEWCALL LOG FOR MORE IN
FO ¥
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Old Aug 19, 08, 11:41 am
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I'd love to see their "justification" for this one.

We, um, heard that turrists were getting employed as baggage handlers, and um, they could get out to the tarmac, so, we, uhh wanted to see if they could break into planes and, you know, like fly away with them. We had to try it 14 times to be thorough. So, give us some more money because we're keeping you safe.
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There's even a helpful sign on these probes that say "No Step".

One more reason that this un-American, idiotic agency should be destroyed and its leaders sent to prison.
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When questioned about the actions of his screeners, Edmund "Kip" Hawley crowed, "I'm proud of our officers. That's 14 planes that won't be used by terrorists."
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Old Aug 19, 08, 11:52 am
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A relative of Kip's perhaps? Certainly the IQ level would match.
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Old Aug 19, 08, 12:03 pm
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AE should have TSA pay for the damages and additional compensation for the time the planes were out of service.
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Old Aug 19, 08, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by stratofortress View Post
AE should have TSA pay for the damages and additional compensation for the time the planes were out of service.
That would be you and I paying for the damages, Comrade.
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Originally Posted by stratofortress View Post
AE should have TSA pay for the damages and additional compensation for the time the planes were out of service.
Yep, I can see that coming.

How in the world is TSA going to spin this one? "After our highly-successful operation..."

Idiots.
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Old Aug 19, 08, 12:20 pm
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When I saw the title I figured their undercover investigators resisted arrest and threw grenades when accosted by ramp workers...
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Wouldn't a potential ground crew terrorist have been working for years underground as a ground crew member and know all the things you should and should not do to gain access to an aircraft? Compare this with the a$$-from-a-hole-in-the ground TSA employees who have no clue what's going on. What terrorist organization would be so foolish to try to breach an aircraft in the assinine way that this "operation" was intended to mimic?

What a bunch of major league caliber retards.
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Old Aug 19, 08, 12:30 pm
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I'm no rocket surgeon, but why didn't they just use the main (1L) or 1R hatch? They don't lock.
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Old Aug 19, 08, 12:32 pm
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I guess terrorist get more training than TSA.
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Old Aug 19, 08, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by planeluvr View Post
I guess terrorist get more training than TSA.
Clearly. They're (unfortunately) more successful at their jobs.

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Isn't damaging an aircraft a federal crime?
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Old Aug 19, 08, 12:57 pm
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AE should have TSA pay for the damages and additional compensation for the time the planes were out of service.
AA will get a credit against their FAA fines
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