Pilot’s Video Prompts Federal Probe

A pilot with a major airline is being investigated for posting a Youtube video showing lax security at San Francisco International Airport for ground crew members who are able to enter secure areas by swiping a card, without further screening.  In the video, the pilot claims that pilots undergo intense screening, but then have access to ax-like weapons that are stored in the cockpit for use in emergencies.

The Transportation Security Administration is trying to determine whether the pilot revealed sensitive information. The pilot remains employed after ten years with a major airline, but he has withdrawn from a program that trains flight crew to help prevent hijackings after authorities confiscated his federally issued firearm.

Sources: http://www.breakinglegalnews.com/entry/Lawyer-Feds-probe-pilot-critical-of-air-security

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