Tue, Feb 22, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"If there was [a bomb] in my baggage, the
security screeners probably couldn't find it."
Source: Esha Khoshnu, a frustrated 46-year old
psychiatrist traveling from Phoenix to San Diego, in a comment
reportedly made to a security screener at Sky Harbor Airport. As
you might imagine, the TSA doesn't think much of remarks like that,
so the good doctor was detained. Her luggage, ironically, made it
onto the flight and all the way to Lindbergh Field. There, the
America West commuter was directed to a remote part of the airport.
Some 35 passengers and crew were taken off the aircraft and bused
away while the bomb squad went over the aircraft and the cargo.
They found nothing, so they searched Dr. Khoshnu's luggage. Still,
they found nothing. So, just to be sure everything was safe, they
blew up the doctor's bags. Khoshnu won't be charged -- she was
released from police custody in Phoenix and, sans clothes, make-up
and other necessities, continued to her conference in San
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