US Airways Pilot Who Fired Gun In Cockpit Will Himself Be Fired

The US Airways pilot who accidentally fired his weapon in the cockpit of a plane will be fired, says CNN. The pilot, Capt. James Langenhahn, 55, was not available for comment. He told investigators that he was stowing his weapon in preparation to land when the gun went off. The bullet pierced the jet’s fuselage but did not hit any crucial wiring or instrumentation, according to the TSA.

A group that trains pilots to carry handguns, the Federal Flight Deck Officers Association, says it will fight the termination. “This was accidental not intentional,” Karn told CNN. “This is not the way to treat a long-term pilot.”

Group: Pilot whose gun went off will be fired [CNN]