Strange Graffiti Appearing On Southwest Planes

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some mysterious graffiti has been appearing on the outside of some Southwest Airlines planes.  The placement of the images suggests that whoever is responsible had access to those jets.

The Dallas-based airline has launched an internal investigation.

The airline released this statement about the situation:

Southwest takes this behavior very seriously, and we will continue to involve local and federal law enforcement agencies as needed until the situation is resolved. We want to reassure customers and employees that safety is always our primary consideration, and the safety of our aircraft is in no way impacted by this act of vandalism.

“The fact remains that somebody got next to that airplane several times,” said local aviation expert Denny Kelly. “(They accessed) several airplanes and did something that they shouldn’t have done. And if they can do writing on the airplane, what else can they do? And the answer to that is obvious.  They can do anything.”

And while passenger Jan Blundell is concerned, she’s still going to catch her flight.  “I’m going to trust Southwest, that they’re doing their job,” she said.  “I like flying with them; they’re a good company.  I trust they’re taking all measures to fix the problem.”

All types of employees have access to secured areas, from mechanics to airport staff and even caterers.  And some aviation experts say better screening procedures are needed.

  • DDT

    I liked Conan’s joke about this in his monologue. He said someone was getting in to the planes when not occupied and making them comfortable.

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  • darrell

    this article didnt give a location of the incidents or a discription or picture of the grafffiti. if it was an employee, they are not a very smart one. yet the implications of what could be done are scary. this should be a wake up call to all people who fly the public and all airports they operate out of. TSA concentrates on making sure everyone is wearing clean underwear but external security at many airports is a lot like that border with mexico.

  • jefferson davis

    Most likely an escaped Negro slave.

    • M. Luther King

      This only proves that CBS 11 is a racist company because it allows a racist comment like that on it’s webpage.

      • Davey Duke

        It’s called the First Amendment, Sambo.

    • Jonathan Bellew


  • NiteNurse

    I would really like to know how through of an FBI check do the different airlines and the companies that work for them do. My feelings are that they don’t do much of one. If we are going to take homeland security seriously we have to think outside the box and check on the people who have access to the planes like the baggage, catering, cleaning, and maintence people.

    • Hell In A Handbag

      Checking people who work with baggage, catering, cleaning, and maintenance at the airport isn’t thinking outside the box. It’s common sense, but I get what you’re saying.

  • darrell

    @ J. Davis & M. King.
    King, CBS isnt racist, it just proves one has freedom of expression.
    Davis, shut up. i dont believe it was an escaped slave any more than i believe it was a white supremist, or a illegal hispanic drug dealer marking planes with drugs, or native americans planning to ride horses in and shoot the plane full of arrows.
    most likely it was gang markings or a disgrunteled employee.
    however, there is one other possibility that isnt beyond the scope of reality.
    it could have been done by the TSA itself to justify an increase of funding at a specific airport to increase perimeter security. the funding may not even be needed, but any perceived realistic threat by washington will cause it to throw money at the problem. no one ever turns down more money.

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