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Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:59 pm

Link/Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/fl- ... story.html


"Santiago’s behavior on the plane should have raised red flags, said attorney David Di Pietro, who represents the family of slain traveler Olga Woltering, of Georgia."
“Santiago was not the typical passenger, and Delta ignored the warning signs: a young male, traveling alone, on a one-way flight, with no luggage other than his firearm, arriving for a domestic flight four hours early,” Di Pietro said."

"Delta Air Lines should have known better than to give a gun to the man who ended up slaughtering five people in the Fort Lauderdale airport, according to a new lawsuit."


Well, it looks as if airport operations agents should now know the contents of passengers' luggage,
and look for warning signs of mental instability and mental illness.
The group that should be sued are the people that initally took his weapon into possesion while in Alaska, and then returned the gun to Santiago 5 days later.
 
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Re: Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Quote -"Well, it looks as if airport operations agents should now know the contents of passengers' luggage,"

Report said he did not have any? A sad case for all.
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Re: Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:38 pm

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Link/Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/fl- ... story.html


"Santiago’s behavior on the plane should have raised red flags, said attorney David Di Pietro, who represents the family of slain traveler Olga Woltering, of Georgia."
“Santiago was not the typical passenger, and Delta ignored the warning signs: a young male, traveling alone, on a one-way flight, with no luggage other than his firearm, arriving for a domestic flight four hours early,” Di Pietro said."

"Delta Air Lines should have known better than to give a gun to the man who ended up slaughtering five people in the Fort Lauderdale airport, according to a new lawsuit."


Well, it looks as if airport operations agents should now know the contents of passengers' luggage,
and look for warning signs of mental instability and mental illness.
The group that should be sued are the people that initally took his weapon into possesion while in Alaska, and then returned the gun to Santiago 5 days later.


It was not carried as normal luggage, it was carried as a gun, so declared.
 
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Re: Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:36 pm

mjoelnir wrote:
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Link/Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/fl- ... story.html


"Santiago’s behavior on the plane should have raised red flags, said attorney David Di Pietro, who represents the family of slain traveler Olga Woltering, of Georgia."
“Santiago was not the typical passenger, and Delta ignored the warning signs: a young male, traveling alone, on a one-way flight, with no luggage other than his firearm, arriving for a domestic flight four hours early,” Di Pietro said."

"Delta Air Lines should have known better than to give a gun to the man who ended up slaughtering five people in the Fort Lauderdale airport, according to a new lawsuit."


Well, it looks as if airport operations agents should now know the contents of passengers' luggage,
and look for warning signs of mental instability and mental illness.
The group that should be sued are the people that initally took his weapon into possesion while in Alaska, and then returned the gun to Santiago 5 days later.


It was not carried as normal luggage, it was carried as a gun, so declared.


All that that Aircrew might have known was that he had a checked bag. When you check a firearm it is tagged and handled as normal baggage once you fill out and sign whatever you have to do at the counter to check the bag in (some airlines require you to sign a statement; others insert a special "Firearm Declared" card into the luggage (so if the luggage is searched the authorities know that it was properly declared); everyone - in my experience - ask if it's unloaded). Long ago at least one airline put a sticker on the luggage about ammo; but, I think that practice went away (I have not encountered it in recent years).

The only people who would have known for sure that it was actually a firearm and that their might have been ammo in the case (which is legal if packaged properly) would be the gate agent where it was properly declared. It may have been tagged for personal pick up; but, that can occur for non-firearms as well. I note that other things can be shipped in firearm case size luggage.

A normal baggage destination tape/sticker is used on the outside of the case; and a normal baggage claim sticker is issued to the passenger.

There is no way that the aircrew on-board the aircraft should have known he had checked a firearm as luggage.. and no way that the baggage handling people would have known that he was disruptive on the aircraft - nor should they know.

As any pilot (and most aircrew) know: there are special situations with special permissions for appropriate officers that allow carrying of a gun within the passenger compartment. That did not apply here.

While the death is unfortunate... I fail to see where this is going in lawsuit land.

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