BURBANK (AP) — A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight found a fully loaded ammunition clip belonging to police officer’s service revolver during a flight from Burbank, Calif., to Phoenix Tuesday.

Southwest Airlines spokesman Paul Flaningan says that after the passenger found the clip in flight, he handed it over to the flight crew.

The plane landed safely in Phoenix and the passengers on flight 1297 were taken off and rescreened. The plane was also swept and no other weapons were found.

The passenger was met by TSA and Phoenix police at Sky Harbor International Airport and questioned.

Flaningan says the clip apparently was dropped accidentally by a licensed law enforcement officer who declared he had the clip. The law enforcement officer was on a previous flight.

It’s not clear how long the ammunition clip was on the plane or the caliber of the clip.

Flaningan was unable to say if the officer was an Air Marshal or a police officer.

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Comments (5)
  1. Marcus says:

    What kind of “service revolver” uses an ammo magazine?

    1. mister s says:

      Haha I knew something didnt seem right when I read that. So it was either quick loader for a revolver or a clip for a different kind of handgun.

      1. Señor Loco says:

        Either that or the writer of this article knows absolutely nothing about small firearms.

  2. sharon says:

    Fully loaded ammo clip? They don’t clean the planes after or between flights? Well they should if only to make sure nothing is planted for the next flight

  3. filefish says:

    muct have been an AK47 they have banana clips

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