Man charges past airport security and locks himself in cockpit of American Eagle plane

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    How does this show up in the UK and not here?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-American-Eagle-plane.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
     
  2. I heard about it somewhere, maybe news on the radio?

    Just so I understand, if he in fact had been carrying a bomb or weapon or something else to cause massive damage in the airport itself, TSA was completely powerless to stop him. Right?
     
  3. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Chief of Airport Security Anthony Williams said that once locked, the door to a passenger plane's cockpit is 'virtually impregnable'.

    Isn't that making the point as to why we don't need all those "layers of security"?
     
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  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I'm not sure TSA or LE was anywhere around but once he managed to get control of the cockpit, he had a weapon at his disposal. It does point out the folly of trying to secure commercial aircraft by groping people at a checkpoint and seizing their fruit juice.
     

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