A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent blamed for letting one man carrying a loaded handgun and another with a flip knife board Phoenix-to-London flights on the same day last month is out of a job.
Both passengers flew the more than 10 hour flights to London with the weapons in their carry-on bags. The two weapons were found by security officials at London’s Heathrow Airport as they attempted to transfer onto connecting flights.
Neither passenger tried to use the weapons while aboard the flights, though the shocking security lapse raises obvious questions about whether passengers with bad intentions might slip through security.
A TSA official with knowledge of the incident said the agent responsible for the breach is no longer employed by the agency.