Police Told Of Gun Discharge On US Airways Plane Hour Later

The US Airways pilot whose gun went off in flight told police he was trying to stow the weapon when it discharged.

A police report obtained Wednesday said the pilot gave the gun to a federal air marshal after the plane landed at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Saturday.

According to the report, a US Airways tower supervisor arrived on scene while the pilot was on the phone with the Transportation Security Administration.

The supervisor told police that's when he learned about the shooting, he contacted US Airways. Police were notified about an hour later.

Federal Air Marshal Service spokesman Greg Alter said Wednesday that the incident was still under investigation.

Airline officials have said the accidental discharge did not endanger anyone on board.


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