USA Bars Overflight by Civil Rights Activist on Way to Europe

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Narco News Bulletin: US Officials Say They Won't Give a Reason for Blocking Mexican Human Rights Defender's Fligh: When Asked About the Incident, Transportation Security Administration Agency Cites 'Security' Matters

    What really sucks:

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  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Can somebody explain the paranoia over airspace to me?

    Does the government believe planes will be commandeered and again flown into buildings?

    Does the government believe a plane would be blown up over land with debris falling to earth and killing thousands of people?

    What does happen to a plane that blows up at 35,000 feet?
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  3. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    The debris field follows the rough course the aircraft was on. Depending on the aerodynamics of the bits and pieces you have a rectanglular field of debris that might go on for miles.

    As to the policy? This may be violating several treaties we've signed. This may have more to do with DHS/TSA getting disaster scenarios from the movies rather than reality. Look at the fear of binary explosives where two stable chemicals are combined to form a very unstable liquid explosive. Do they exist? Doubt it. They surely exist though in Hollywood. You expect fantasy in the movies. You don't expect fantasy in a government agency who supposedly protects travelers. Good thing the threat team doesn't watch LOTH or Harry Potter movies. You would have rings and wand like devices getting confiscated at the airport Checkpoint Charlie right and left.
  4. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    Typical overreaction by the US Government.
  5. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

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