Stolen Jet Revealed Gaping Security Holes

With the theft today of an Alaska Airlines jet by a would-be stunt pilot baggage handler the need to upgrade airline security was demonstrated. One would think that airlines already have some kind of anti-theft key code to start aircraft engines, or at least some kind of foolproof ignition key fob to deter volunteer hijackers or joy-riders.

The young fellow that stole the jet enfiladed a gaping security hole that might have been exploited by terrorists later, perhaps to crash a jet from Boston again into another buildng in N.Y, So he actually performed a useful service.

Never forget the security moto; when fingers (as dangers weapons) are outlawed, only outlaws will have fingers.