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Old 13th Nov 2012, 00:01
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El Al pilot arrested at JFK airport.

El Al pilot busted at Kennedy Airport for allegedly carrying a retractable baton - NYPOST.com

Israeli pilot in JFK bust
By PHILIP MESSING and NATASHA VELEZ
Last Updated: 2:19 AM, November 12, 2012
Posted: 1:56 AM, November 12, 2012


An Israeli pilot was busted at Kennedy Airport for trying to bring a retractable baton onto a flight, officials said yesterday.

Shay Givony was headed to his El Al Airlines flight at around 10:15 p.m. Saturday when security at Terminal 4 spotted the weapon stashed in his luggage, the officials added.

Givony, 40, was arrested by Port Authority police and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

The Israeli resident was awaiting arraignment last night in Queens Criminal Court, said a spokesman for the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

The airline did not immediately return requests for comment.
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Good thing they caught him. He could have and was probably planning on hijacking the airplane with that. Was a close one.



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Common sense for a Manhattan layover.
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I feel so much safer with the security guys looking out for us. Can't wait for them to figure out we all have this nasty-looking fire ax in the cockpit!

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And we let our guys carry guns onboard? What if Israel allows those batons...?

What if Foriegn Security doesn't allow pilots to have guns...?

I agree...unleash the ax...

And what if the ax goes missing...how are they going to get a new one out there at boarding time...?

This is getting out of hand...
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Good job TSA. My hard earned tax dollars are keeping us safe from those crazy foreign pilots who fly with dangerous weapons.

Now, where's my FFDO gun?

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I would suggest Mr Obama should be expecting a rather terse telephone call from Mr Netanyahu post haste.
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I nominate the TSA agent for the Charles Darwin Award
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IDIOTS!

TSA, for such a ridiculous attitude and the pilot. He could had stick that thing into himself!
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Come on guys, don't be so hard on the TSA!

It's a big step to go from stocking shelves in a local supermarket to being part of airport security...
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The TSA agent was given a training that categorize the confiscated item as a dangerous one. Thus he did the job according to the SOPs. Maybe we should not be that harsed to him...
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From what I understand, there's lots of nastier things locked in a box in his cockpit...
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I wish you guys would stop mentioning the fire axe (or ax if you're that side of the water). Next thing you know, they'll be removed.
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Who cares about the axe when the federal flightdeck officers pack their weapons?
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I wonder what the average IQ of a TSA agent is. I am guessing somewhere above a dog but below a monkey.
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I wish you guys would stop mentioning the fire axe (or ax if you're that side of the water). Next thing you know, they'll be removed.
They already are removed on our aircraft
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At least it wasn't a turkey sandwich.
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I wonder what the average IQ of a TSA agent is. I am guessing somewhere above a dog but below a monkey.
Don't let my dog hear you say that!
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I wonder what the average IQ of a TSA agent is. I am guessing somewhere above a dog but below a monkey.
My dogs would take exception to that...
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Above posts are really out of order. These kind or comments are showing your own level of intelligence... obviously even lower than a dog's...
Fly safe all. Al

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