A Salt Lake International Airport official says a passenger dropped a hand gun that fired and injured a sky cap worker.
Airport Operations Supervisor Dave Korzep says the passenger was loading luggage Thursday when the passenger dropped a semi-automatic hand gun on the pavement.
Korzep says the gun discharged one round, and a bullet fragment hit a sky cap worker in the foot. He was treated at the scene for a minor wound.
Korzep he doesn’t know if charges would be filed against the owner of the gun. He says guns can be shipped but they must be packaged properly and declared.
The passenger, whose name wasn’t released, was taken into airport security custody for questioning.
Source: The Sun Spectrum
For further reading on dropped gun intertia discharge check out Massad Ayoob’s article on the subject here.
A Salt Lake International Airport official says a passenger dropped a hand gun that…
by Tactical-Life.com / Feb 26, 2010