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Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Bill Larson
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 19:02:17 2001

Actually there should be an external entrance for the cockpit crew. The
cockpit crew should be escorted to the cockpit by armed security officers.
The door between the cockpit and the passenger cabin should be totally
removed. This would prevent the luring of the flight crew to the passenger
cabin and prevent passenger access to the cockpit all together. By doing
this, you would have no more suicide bombings by hijackers. This does not
prevent a crazy flight crewmember wanting to suicide killing the other
crewmembers. However, nothing will protect against that.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hall" <[email protected]>
> Bullet proof bulkhead separating the pilot's compartment from the cabin
> that is locked/unlocked externally by the ground crew.  Everyone knows
> the pilot *can't* open the door even if he wanted to...
> Vadim Antonov wrote:
> >
> > Locked bulletproof door to the cockpit. Survelliance cameras in the
> > passenger compartments.  That all which was needed to foil the attack.
> > I think it's time to ask why this isn't the standard procedure?
> >
> > --vadim