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RE: Lack of Security

  • From: Mathias Körber
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 01:02:22 2001

| What if we were to increase the security of the pilots (basically the
| cabin door) and then place some type of secure "sleeping gas" in the
| cabin that could be triggered by the pilots?  Now, I know this sounds
| like something out of a James Bond movie, but in our short discussion,
| we could not think of a downside.  Comments?

1. Medical problems some passengers may have with the gas? While it
might be a reasonable tradeoff to lose a passenger or two if the
whole plane (and whatever it may hit) can be saved, making that determination
that early (at the first sign of an hijack attempt) would likely be

2. Gas masks