Another PERFECT reason why it is way past time to abolish the farce known as the Transportation Stupidity Administration (TSA). They are nothing more than window dressing; another government entitlement program (much like the post office) filled with lazy, incompetent idiots.
The nitwit that did this should be arrested and a full investigation conducted to find out who approved this Keystone Cops operations. I hope AA sues the TSA for damages to the equipment as well as loss of revenue.
The scary part of this scenario is that the idiot who decided to use TAT and PITOT tubes as rungs on a ladder probably has no more intelligence then the other TSA fools who have GED's and high school diplomas.
Don't know what their background checks included, but they were able to slip through the cracks, and now they have a government job with a pension, and the government would not want to prosecute them to show their lack of stupidity or accountability.
The jagoff who was responsible for this criminal act will probably get a slap on the wrist and ask that he not do it again.
He should contact usapa..........they will be glad to help a lowlife him/her like they protect their own lowlifes on the east.
Why didn't the idiot just open the main cabin door to get access? I've never seen a transport airplane that you could lock the main cabin door. This reminds me, I did an early morning originator and we were the first departure out that day. I watched this TSA guy crawl all over an Eagle 145...opened every thing he possibly could and stuck his head in various compartments in the back. How in the F**k would this guy even know what he was looking at? Next time I see this I think I'll call police just for my own amusement, ESPECIALLY after learning if this incident.