A passenger was able to pass a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and fly with him all the way to Tokyo, federal officials CBS News confirmed. He informed Delta Air Lines staff when the plane arrived at its destination, the airline confirmed.
The story was first reported by WSB-TV in Atlanta.
The Transportation Security Administration told CBS News, "The TSA has failed to obey standard procedures, and a passenger passed a standard TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on January 2. The TSA will hold those responsible accountable. "
There was no word as to whether this was the case Passenger arrested.
Delta said, "The flight in question was DL295 (Atlanta to Tokyo Narita International Airport) on January 29. After the customer's disclosure, the airline officials alerted the TSA."
The incident does not appear in 19659004. The percentage of screeners present nationwide on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, was the same – 5 percent – as it was on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, when it was not closed came.