Pilot Back to Work After Handgun Accidentally Fired During Flight


A US Airways pilot who was grounded by the airline after his handgun accidentally discharged on a flight is now allowed back in the cockpit, according to an October 9th Associated Press report. After serving an 18-month disciplinary suspension, the AP reports pilot Jim Langenhahn began flight training last Monday at a US Airways facility in Charlotte. Captain Langenhahn, a former Air Force pilot, will get his wings back from the airline under the provision that he will be prohibited from packing firearms aboard a plane in the future, the AP reports.