House panel agrees to require metal security gates on new airliners


House panel agrees to require metal security gates on new airliners

Capt. Lanny McAndrew, chief pilot for JetBlue Airways, looks out from the cockpit of an Airbus A320 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, as he poses for a photograph next to a newly installed armor-plated door designed to deny passengers access to the plane’s controls, on Oct. 15, 2001. (Photo: STUART RAMSON, Associated Press)

WASHINGTON – To bolster cockpit doors that were hardened after the hijackings Sept. 11, 2001, a House panel agreed Tuesday to require airlines to install secondary metal barriers on new planes to prevent terrorists from entering the flight deck.
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., said there are currently no barriers …

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