Lockerbie: The Story and the Lessons

Lockerbie: The Story and the Lessons

Lockerbie: The Story and the Lessons

Lockerbie: The Story and the Lessons

Synopsis

The explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, should never have happened. Rodney Wallis, who has extensive, direct, personal knowledge of aviation security matters gained from his position at the crossroads of security information and the industry's endeavors to combat aviation terrorism, had warned the industry one year before the bombing that the interline element of baggage represented the prime opportunity for terrorist activity and had urged the adoption of passenger and baggage matching, a system that he had helped to develop. Mandated by the FAA for use at high risk airports, it was the feature missing from Pan Am's activity at Frankfort, an omission so cruelly exploited by the bombers. Wallis argues that the priority given by governments to technological solutions to the continuing terrorist threat puts the flying public at unnecessary risk every day.
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