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San Jose Airport Officials Maintain Perimeter Security Has Been Strengthened Following Stowaway Teen Incident
The airport’s security has been in question since an incident in April, when a teenage boy hopped a fence and stowed away on a flight to Hawaii.
After Teen Stowaway’s Flight From San Jose To Hawaii, Silicon Valley Startups Offer Airport Security Solutions
After a teen sneaked onto Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowed away on a flight to Hawaii last month, a Bay Area congressman is reaching out to a Silicon Valley startups for high-tech ways to improve airport security.
Bay Area Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.
A few weeks before a 15-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration conducted a review of San Jose’s airport and found its perimeter to be in compliance with the agency’s security requirements.
The father of the teenager who climbed into the wheel well of a jet at the San Jose airport and survived a 5 1/2-hour trip flight to Hawaii says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home to California.
For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet.
San Francisco and Oakland police are on heightened alert following two deadly explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
A Pinole police officer on a Hawaiian vacation is being praised for stopping an attack on a Transportation Security Administration agent at an airport checkpoint last week.