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Southwest Airlines Continues Investigation Into Suspicious Markings on Planes

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Southwest Airlines is confirming an investigation is underway into  suspicious markings on the underbellies of a number of its passenger planes.

The markings are not in English, possibly Arabic and first appeared several months ago but the number of incidents have become more frequent. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King calls it an “internal vandalism issue.”

King says it would appear that the incidents are originating from someone with safety and security access to airplanes.

The questions that are not being answered: which airports are being affected and if other airlines are being targeted. Though sources tell KMOX News that two or three Southwest planes with the markings have been seen at Lambert Airport.

King denies that there are any risks to the flying public even though Southwest is not revealing how the person or persons is gaining access to airplanes.

Click below to hear the full interview with Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King

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