Statement by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano [December 26, 2009] [open pdf - 31KB]
This Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Release highlights Secretary Janet Napolitano's Statement in relation to an incident onboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009. "I am grateful to the passengers and crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 who reacted quickly and heroically to an incident that could have had tragic results. The Department of Homeland Security immediately put additional screening measures into place--for all domestic and international flights--to ensure the continued safety of the traveling public. We are also working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement on additional security measures, as well as our international partners on enhanced security at airports and on flights."
United States. Dept of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/