posted on Oct, 20 2004 @ 07:19 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether someone intentionally punched small holes in the bellies of two US Airways airliners in North
Carolina, the agency said Wednesday. (Related video: Punctures in U.S. Airways jets)
No passengers were aboard the planes, which were temporarily parked for repairs Monday at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Airline officials
described the holes as similar to those made by a screwdriver, characterizing them as minor exterior damage.
Investigators said the punctures were discovered during routine inspections and resembled damage recently found on another US Airways jet in Florida.
They said the punctures were unlikely to be caused by normal wear and tear.
Airplane officials also said that anything that damages the structure of a plane is potentially dangerous, sounds like someone is trying to cause some
airplanes to crash! I thought all planes were inspected before leaving the ground, sure makes me think twice about flying anywhere!