A United pilot flushed bullets down the on-board toilet

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DALLAS — A United Airlines captain threw bullets in a trash bin accessible to passengers and later flushed them down a toilet on board a flight that he was piloting to Germany.

A United spokeswoman said Thursday that the pilot should not have thrown the bullets in the toilet. She said the pilot hasn’t been fired but that the incident is still under investigation.

The June 23 incident was first reported by The Aviation Herald, which said that the pilot had realized he was still carrying ammunition in his luggage after the plane had already taken off. He put the bullets in a waste bin, where a flight attendant found them while looking for a passenger’s missing ring Read more…

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