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Man boards Air Niugini flight with hand pistol.

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A man travelling on an Air Niugini flight on 5 February 2004 managed to board the aircraft with a hand pistol in his carry-on luggage.

The man - said to be a businessman travelling with a Papua New Guinea government trade delegation - reportedly boarded the flight without realising the unloaded hand pistol was in his carry-on luggage. Minutes before the flight was due to land at Singapore's Changi airport, the man realised he had the gun in his possession and notified cabin crew, who confiscated the weapon.

The man was permitted to stay on board the aircraft and was flown back to Port Moresby, where he was arrested on arrival, reported The Associated Press.

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