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What about securing cockpit doors?

Lately we have heard a lot about potential hijacking schemes to hit Las Vegas buildings, suspect flights from Paris and London, and orange alerts tossed out like weather forecasts.

What I want to know is why is nothing being done to secure the cockpits on passenger flights? Bar the doors, reinforce and lock these cockpits, and you will virtually eliminate the possibility of 9/11 type scenarios.

There seems to be absolutely no dialogue about this, as long lines form in airports and our nail-clippers are confiscated under the gaze of armed guards and German shepherds. Why not do it one plane at a time, during routine servicing? Heck, I could secure these cabin doors using the tools I have in my workshop, with inexpensive metal hardware.

Am I missing something here? For crying out loud, let’s free up some of our resources to concentrate on the many other types of attack.

Michael Caspary

Grass Valley

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