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Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong sj ca us>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 16:20:44 -0700

This would be a mistake.

There are a number of possible mechanical scenarios in which the pilot
needs physical access to the cabin in order to inspect various systems
of the airplane to make a determination about the proper procedures.
Mechanical problems are still significantly more likely than this form
of terrorist attack.


Bill Larson wrote:

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" <j.hall () f5 com>

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?


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