Report: ‘Arabic Words’ Appearing on the Bellies of Southwest Plane


Southwest Airlines has increasingly been finding graffiti on the bellies of its planes and has now asked employees to keep an eye out for the culprits. What type of graffiti? According to ABC15 in Phoenix, sources say the markings are Arabic words, and another outlet reports the markings have been done using a chemical process.

“These unauthorized markings typically appear as symbols or words tagged on the exterior of the aircraft,” an internal memo by Southwest, and obtained by ABC15, says.
“We need our employees to be aware of a situation that is taking place,” the memo continues. “Beginning in February, we received reports of markings on our aircraft, and recently these reports have increased.” It goes on to say the markings appear “commonly on the engine and/or landing gear.”
Citing unnamed sources, ABC15 says the markings appear to be Arabic words:
Multiple sources, who asked not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak on behalf of the company, told ABC15 the markings appear to be Arabic words.
The sources believe the markings are being done by an employee or group of employees joking around.
One employee told ABC15 it’s not uncommon for ground crews to write their names or airport in the dirt on the planes, but said the recent markings were different.
KNX-RADIO in Los Angeles reports the markings “appeared to have been done with a chemical process that reveals the text once an auxiliary power unit is turned on and heats up the outside skin of the aircraft.”
ABC15 confirmed that federal investigators are now involved.


5 thoughts on “Report: ‘Arabic Words’ Appearing on the Bellies of Southwest Plane

  1. Just go to show you there are people in America that have no business being here!
    Send the Muslims home along with the illegal aliens.
    When in doubt ship um out!
    To grow a beautiful healthy crop you have to weed the garden.

  2. I heard this last night … strange! Interesting that it’s being done in spite of TSA , eh? I hope our reliable media follows up on this!

  3. It could be the TSA doing it to protect their job. Over the past few days I have read a few stories about TSA officials getting in trouble for rape and other crimes. I guess since the upper part of the gov’t is corrupt, the lower part can’t be far behind.

  4. So while TSA is busy juggling my nuts inside the airport, possible terrorists are outside doing as they please with my plane?

    I certainly don’t feel any safer than before.

  5. They probably got their training from Sgt Shultz.

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