Man impersonating pilot reached plane's cockpit at Philly airport, police say

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    This is a real security breach. Suddenly knives and sword cans don't look so scary.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Security breech, or the system worked?

    It's only a security breech if he used the same fake ID to get past TSA's highly skilled, highly trained ID checkers and much vaunted mind readers.

    Once on the plane, the security (US Airways security, that is :) ) worked and his (expletive deleted) landed in jail.
  3. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    And the Behavior Detection voodoo witch doctors (no offense to real voodoo witch doctors intended) were what?...on break?
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm glad the guy was caught. The potential if he had not been caught is not good. Seems there is usually a crewmember standing between the hatch and the cockpit when boarding passengers just to get a look at people coming onboard. Wonder if that was the case in this situation?
  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Too busy looking for Arabic flash cards.
  6. Or reading some nice lady the riot act because she had a few sequentially numbered checks in her purse.
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Those are the "much vaunted mind readers". Fake ID or not, they should have been able to spot his evil intent from a mile away.

    Oh, wait! That's junk science and doesn't really work.

    Never mind.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Sure it does. You're simply wrong about the intent, because the TSA (big surprise!) lies about it.

    The "Behavioral Detection" program isn't about catching people with nefarious intentions. It's about making people believe the TSA is actually capable of doing so, while insuring that the idiots who aren't even up to being able to read X-ray screens can simply saunter around the airport randomly molesting people and collecting those TSA paychecks.

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