Tragic security snafu: Man dies at JFK after doors delay responders

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Looks like the excessive security posture at airports is responsible for the death of a man.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost

    Keep in mind that TSA approves all airports security plans.
     
  2. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    After reading this through, it sounds like access codes (specific badges or groups of badges) were not keyed for this entrance point after some renovation. Sometimes when they change the readers or system numbers or make other changes, the readers have to be reassigned those that have access to them. Not all badges have access to all doors, so maybe this was simply something that was not updated yet or had not been entered yet. It is a sad situation and terrible for this person and their family.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member


    Not arguing why they couldn't get the doors open just the fact that over zealous security put in place by DHS/TSA likely had a role in this persons death. There is no evidence that the degree of security in place at our airports is needed. No evidence of terrorist operations or other threats.

    It's time to return some normalcy to our airports, stand down TSA, and return airport/aircraft security back to the owners of that property.
     
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  4. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    PPPPPPP comes to mind, but this is TSA they could screw up a wet dream.

    Card readers that dont work, means doors get beat on for 30 seconds. Then I call Dispatch and tell them Im forcing entry, that puts a fire under a few peoples butts to get the correct people there to open the door ASAP (Which happened at DFW - as a big ambulance with lights and sirens going they couldnt buy a clue) as my dispatch knows I will break a door down or go through a wall to gain entry.
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member


    I know that DFW has its own police force. Does it have its own FD with medical staffing?
     
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    DFW has its own FD and has on site EMS capability, that is busy. If they have a heads up on a incoming aircraft has a passenger that needs to go other then closest ER (Baylor Irving or Grapevine) like Parkland, Baylor Dallas, Harris FTW, JPS they will call for mutual aid so they can keep personal on the airport.

    If its truly serious they will go ahead and launch CareFlite to meet them at 2 designated LZ (General Aviation and South of Terminal D in the foot print of what would be Terminal F) on the airport.
     

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