Pistol-Packing Pilots for Plane security.(LETTERS)(FORUM)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Our nation's airports blame security breaches on the Transportation Security Administration's aggressive Nov. 19 deadline to have all airport screeners federally trained. The TSA blames inefficient security measures on its sudden inheritance last fall of a flawed aviation security system.
All the noise lately surrounding airport security, or better yet the lack thereof, has resulted from the ability of New York Daily News journalists to intentionally board airplanes with contraband in tow over the Labor Day weekend.
Daily News reporters were able to sneak potential weapons, including box cutters, small knives, and pepper spray, into a total of 11 airports and onto 14 different flights by six major airlines. Four of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Pistol-Packing Pilots for Plane security.(LETTERS)(FORUM). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 15, 2002. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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