couple of dudes thought it would be cool to post pictures of themselves
pointing pistols at one another on a Chinese airline. Chinese authorities are
not amused: ‘Punishment will be given in accordance with the
relevant legal provision warnings, fines, penalties and detention.’ Ouch.
The pictures have been posted on a Chinese social
media app showing 3 pax pointing what looks like a handgun at each other. The
unidentified men in the pictures are entertaining each other in a variety of
poses brandishing the gun like object, looking extremely pleased and showing
Beijing Capital International Airport Public Security
Bureau said they were unaware of any weapon being taken onto a plane, but the
matter will be thoroughly investigated. Comments indicate people believe the
object is a laptop charger.
According to one report, the pictures have led to a
heated online debate, with users asking how they managed to get the ‘pistol’ or ‘laptop battery’
on the plane in the 1st place.
One user said: ‘Even if it is a fake gun, how come the
airport security did not spot it?’
Another person blamed the airport for allowing this to
happen: ‘The Beijing Capital Airport needs to give us an explanation.’
‘This behaviour is ridiculous
in a sensitive location such as an airplane. They have little sense of laws.’
The Civil Aviation Administration of China states that
firearms, including a variety of simulation toys, miniature transmitters and
various types of offensive weapons are prohibited on flights. Good to know.
A Beijing Capital International Airport Public
Security Bureau official told reporters they have not received an alarm from
any airline or passengers, and the incident is under investigation.