Plea for smuggling gun on plane in Philly

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">6.4.2009 - All the passengers were taken off a US Airways flght Thursday morning after a man apparently smuggled a gun onto the plane. (6.4.2009 - All the passengers were taken off a US Airways flght Thursday morning after a man apparently smuggled a gun onto the plane.)</span></div>
July 3, 2009 8:40:00 AM PDT
A Philadelphia man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to boarding an airplane while carrying a concealed weapon.

PHOTOS: An Action News employee is on the flight
VIDEO: Erin O'Hearn's report.

Twenty-nine-year-old Damien Young pleaded guilty Thursday to sneaking a handgun into Philadelphia International Airport and onto a flight at bound for Phoenix on June 4. Young was allegedly helped by roommate and airline employee Roshid Milledge.

Prosecutors say Milledge switched bags with Young at the gate to bypass security.

Authorities say Young was moving to Phoenix and wanted to take the legally registered gun with him.

Milledge is expected to plead guilty next week.

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