posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:48 AM
Originally posted by Ocelot
Originally posted by Oswald
Powdered sugar from the donuts they just finished for breakfast before leaving...
That could be another posibility. Why is it that everytime people see some white powder they automatically think "Anthrax". I blame the media for
this #.... scaring people half to death with this bull#.
To pass along a similar story about the infamous "white powder..."
I work as a supervisor for the airlines, while on the midnight shift I receive a phone call from the supervisor of the cabin cleaning crew who reports
"a fine white powder" being found on board an aircraft that was being cleaned. She then told me, "it's anthrax" and we need to quarantine the
aircraft and call hazmat teams (this post 9/11 as well, after the Anthrax scares in DC).
The aircraft was taken out of service (remember this was all on midnights, nothing arriving or departing). I make the necessary calls to the
appropriate intracompany departments, not calling any hazmat people or putting undo scare into anyone.
After doing some further research, we found the history of the plane, which had arrived from New Orleans. We pulled up the passenger manifest and
found the passengers who were sitting in the seats where this "Anthrax" was found. Upon calling the passengers (which is not common), we inquired
about what they were eating. Come to find out the passengers had been eating a box of beignets, while drinking.
Thus another scare resolved...