Pilots' holster can cause guns to discharge, DHS finds

01/12/2009 | FlightGlobal.com (U.K.)

An investigation by the Department of Homeland Security has determined that design flaws in TSA-issued holsters can cause "accidental discharges" among pilots who carry weapons onto the flight deck. The issue came to light last March when a gun carried by a US Airways pilot discharged on approach to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, piercing the left side of the fuselage. There were no injuries in the incident. The DHS report urges TSA to discontinue use of the holster.

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