A strange story from News14Charlotte.com, with thanks to Kemaste:
The holes were discovered Monday night after the Airbus plane landed at Orlando International Airport. Flight 309, from San Francisco, had stopped in Charlotte before heading to Florida.
FBI agents in Charlotte said the plane was flown back to the Queen City, where maintenance crews got a chance to look at the holes.
The damage was first thought to be bullet holes, but it was later presumed to be maintenance-related. Special Agent Sara Oates, who is based in Florida, said the FBI is still investigating, though.
A spokesperson for Orlando International Airport said a baggage handler discovered the holes while unloading luggage.
Wynn Mabry, Mecklenburg County”s director of homeland security, credits the person who spoke up.
“It’s a higher index of suspicion,” he said Friday. “There’s all sorts of explanations about how holes can occur in a plane, from picking up debris on takeoff to encountering some problems in the air. But the reality is they ought to ask the question, because we are concerned about a ground threat.”