Passengers rescreened because metal detector turned off

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Keystone Skreeners strike again ....

    SWMN: Metal detector turned off, passengers rescreened

    "Just a simple mistake," they said.

    Have you ever watched the inane startup procedure for a WTMD early in the day when one of the smurfs walks circles through a WTMD to "test" it? They don't just turn them on.
     
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  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Rawhide!
     
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  3. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    How stupid do you have to be to not notice that the WTMD is not turned on?! Little mistakes like this really make me question their other practices, such as use of the Nude-O-Scopes, bag x-rays, etc.. Oops is not a good answer. The person who did not notice should be retrained.
     
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    at least they didn't grope the pax. I'm sure some of the TSA regarded that as a lost opportunity
     
  6. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Let's look at this from a security point of view.
    1. Assume that some terrorist is patroling around the land side of the airport, looking for walk through metal detectors that aren't functioning.
    2. Finding the non-functioning metal detector, our terrorist quickly stuffs an atomic bomb into her brassiere, and walks through the detector.
    3. Realizing that there's a possibility of a terminal dump, the terrorist hides the bomb somewhere on the air side.
    4. Alternatively, the terrorist hands the bomb off to a confederate who boards a different plane with the bomb.
    5. When everybody is walked through the metal detector again, no bomb detected.

    The only way that this scenario, unlikely as it may be, can be combatted is to ground all aircraft, empty out all terminals, and search the same with bomb-sniffing dogs. Now, you can bet that did NOT happen, because of course, it would be embarrassing to TSA.
     
  7. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    This thread is nasty....

    I cannot get the rawhide theme out of my head :(
     
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  8. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    You could also follow these steps for avoiding the Chertoff Radiation Machine or MMW. :) Seems as though certain airports shut down the perv-o-scopes during a shift change.
     
  9. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Shh! Don't let the terrorists win!
     
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