JetBlue Passenger Picks Up Pistol Packing Pilot’s Backpack!

Embarrassing JetBlue snafu! Airline pilot loses gun and flight gets grounded

Hmmmm..... where's my gun? It was here a minute ago.

Airlines losing luggage is nothing new, but at JFK Airport Thursday, a JetBlue pilot lost his bag – and his handgun.

The Transportation Security Administration is probing Michael Connery Jr. after an embarrassing mixup nearly sent his government-issued firearm to Florida, while he was due to fly to Pennsylvania.

Connery, who is licensed by the TSA to pack heat in the cockpit, was the scheduled co-pilot on an 8:10 a.m. flight out of JFK to Pittsburgh, law enforcement sources said.

While he waited to board the plane, he placed his bag down and chatted up another pilot.

Nearby, Manhattanite Rachel Hazan was waiting with her parents and two children to board a JetBlue flight to West Palm Beach, Fla.

When it came time for Hazan to board, she scooped up her bags – and accidentally grabbed Connery’s backpack, the sources said.

A 40-caliber handgun was inside, packed in a separate bag…….continued

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1 comment for “JetBlue Passenger Picks Up Pistol Packing Pilot’s Backpack!

  1. February 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    “The Transportation Security Administration is probing Michael Connery Jr…”

    And that, your honor, is when I parted company with my coffee…

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