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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : iah|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 210|
flight time total : 8000
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
The incident described on the attached statement occurred when I showed for my scheduled flight. After the incident I was released. Statement regarding the incident, 3/88: on 3/tue/88 I went directly to work from the house of a friend. I had a pistol in its case at my friends house. It was raining. For ease of portage to the car, I put the case and all of my other belongings in my suitcase. Due to the inclement WX, treacherous road conditions and the distraction of parking in the new employee parking lot, I forgot to remove the encased pistol and leave it in the car. When airport security personnel x-rayed the suitcase, they found it. My request to give the pistol to security for safekeeping or to return it to my car for storage was denied. I was arrested and the rest of the incident is a matter of record. I had no intention of carrying a weapon onboard any aircraft, nor have I ever done so in the past, nor will I do so in the future.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A HANDGUN WAS DETECTED IN A FLT CREW MEMBER'S LUGGAGE BY ARPT SECURITY AS THE FO PASSED THROUGH THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT. HE WAS ARRESTED, THEN LATER RELEASED.
Narrative: THE INCIDENT DESCRIBED ON THE ATTACHED STATEMENT OCCURRED WHEN I SHOWED FOR MY SCHEDULED FLT. AFTER THE INCIDENT I WAS RELEASED. STATEMENT REGARDING THE INCIDENT, 3/88: ON 3/TUE/88 I WENT DIRECTLY TO WORK FROM THE HOUSE OF A FRIEND. I HAD A PISTOL IN ITS CASE AT MY FRIENDS HOUSE. IT WAS RAINING. FOR EASE OF PORTAGE TO THE CAR, I PUT THE CASE AND ALL OF MY OTHER BELONGINGS IN MY SUITCASE. DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WX, TREACHEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS AND THE DISTR OF PARKING IN THE NEW EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT, I FORGOT TO REMOVE THE ENCASED PISTOL AND LEAVE IT IN THE CAR. WHEN ARPT SECURITY PERSONNEL X-RAYED THE SUITCASE, THEY FOUND IT. MY REQUEST TO GIVE THE PISTOL TO SECURITY FOR SAFEKEEPING OR TO RETURN IT TO MY CAR FOR STORAGE WAS DENIED. I WAS ARRESTED AND THE REST OF THE INCIDENT IS A MATTER OF RECORD. I HAD NO INTENTION OF CARRYING A WEAPON ONBOARD ANY ACFT, NOR HAVE I EVER DONE SO IN THE PAST, NOR WILL I DO SO IN THE FUTURE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.