Flashing A Gun On A Plane - All In Good Fun

Open Jaw

A 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 off.

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. 

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