Virginia Airport’s TSA checkpoint X-ray machine mistakenly scanned a traveler’s pet: ‘cat-astrophic error’

Norfolk, VirginiaTransportation Security Administration (TSA) agents were surprised last week after a passenger put his pet cat through an X-ray machine at a checkpoint.

Posted by TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein event on twitter on friday.

“Just when you thought it was safe to take your pet on a trip…Traveler left pet behind Was put in a travel carrying case at @TSA checkpoint @NorfolkAirport this morning,” Farbstein tweeted. Cat Astrophysic Miss! ”

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Seeing the publicist’s tweet, one follower asked if the cat was okay, and Ferbstein replied, “Yeah.”

both traveler and cat After a TSA agent saw the X-ray images, I had to go through TSA screening the right way.


cat scan TSA image

Travelers passing through Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport put the cat through an X-ray machine at a TSA checkpoint last Friday.

According to Farbstein, the proper way to get through security is to take the cat out of your travel bag.

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She also tweeted a video, posted on Instagram by the TSA, about the proper way to travel with pets going through TSA checkpoints, telling travelers with cats that the owner called an escape artist. He added that he could request to be tested in a private room in case he had one. their hands.

The Instagram video begins with the words “Don’t do this” below an x-ray of the cat.

It then shows a man unloading a dog from a pet carrier and walking through a TSA checkpoint.