A problem and a solution


One-one thousand. Two-one thousand. Three-one thousand.

And just like that, it can happen: From the front row of a passenger airplane, a group of hijackers leap from their seats and race toward the cockpit, leaving flight attendants, galley carts, and other improvisational means of defense in their wake. The reinforced cockpit door, opened just a few moments earlier to allow one of the pilots to use the lavatory, slams shut behind them, sealing off all hopes of regaining control of the aircraft.

All in a matter of three seconds.

It’s a scenario the Federal Aviation Administration has been aware of for years and one that has prompted many in the airline industry to push for installed physical secondary barriers (IPSBs) — retractable, fence-like devices set up between the cabin and the cockpit — as well as more comprehensive, industry-wide security procedures on all passenger aircraft.

I get it. Nobody wants another 9/11. But maybe instead of building $10,000.00 “barriers” that might protect the cockpit, try letting the passengers loose on the assailants. I think the “Kid From Brooklyn” might be on to something here…..

There’s some pretty offensive language on this video…….just a warning.



A problem and a solution — 2 Comments

  1. Ok I know are moving and flying around alot lately so for like the first 1.5 lines or so I was like “what the heck happened”. LOL.

    Otherwise nice article.

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