• Alaska Air Suicide Flight Highlights Gaps in Airport Security

    1 day ago - By Fortune

    Step inside the cockpit of an empty commercial aircraft and the pilot controls are yours. You don't need a key or any special passcode to power up the plane and fly it away, whether it's a small regional jet or a giant twin-deck Airbus A380.
    The suicide-by-plane Friday at Seattle's Sea-Tac International Airport, which ended when a rogue airline employee crashed a stolen 76-seat turboprop into an island, has raised fresh questions about aviation security. To abscond with a parked plane, there are basically just two security barriers in the way: obtaining access to a non-public area, and...
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