Bullet Hole in a US Airways plane
The FBI has recovered a bullet from a plane that left Philadelphia on Monday and landed in Charlotte, N.C. The bullet hole was discovered by a pilot during a routine visual inspection before the plane was set to take off from Charlotte. He noticed the hole above a window near row 23 on the left rear of the plane. Closer inspection led investigators to believe it was a bullet hole; it did pierce several layers of the plane but did not cause significant damage. But where the bullet comes from remains a mystery left for the FBI to determine.
A hole in a US Airways jet that landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, was caused by a bullet that pierced the passenger cabin, three government sources told CNN Tuesday.
Officials believe the bullet was fired in Charlotte, after passengers had exited the aircraft, one source said. The hole was discovered after the Boeing 737-400 landed Monday.
The sources said a bullet has been recovered inside the plane.
"We do not believe its terrorism related," said one of the government sources. "It appears to be a random event. We do not believe the plane was targeted. No one heard the bullet fired."
An investigation into who fired the shot into the aircraft has begun, said multiple government sources.