A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, July 25, 2008

Captain James Langenhahn Fired

US Airways pilot James Langenhahn, whose gun discharged in the cockpit of a plane landing in Charlotte , N.C., was fired by the airline and removed from the program that allows pilots to be armed, federal safety officials said July 24, 2008.

"The individual is no longer a federal flight deck officer," Kip Hawley, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said after testifying at a House aviation subcommittee hearing. Hawley refused to say say whether investigators had decided the negligent discharge was caused by pilot error. He did say unrealistic regulations and poorly designed equipment, specifically the Holstervault, were not a contributing factor.




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