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Democrats Seek Security Training for Flight Crews   [open pdf - 45KB]

Seven Democratic Senators, concerned that airline flight attendants have been left unprotected in the event of a terrorist incident, pressed Wednesday for mandatory and specific security training for flight crews. In a letter to Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ranking Member Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., the Senators noted that despite three legislative efforts in three years, flight crews have not received proper self-defense instruction nor training on how to handle a possible hijacking. The signers asked that language be restored to the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthoritzation Act (H.R. 2115) conference report to require the Transportation Security Administration to establish minimum standards for flight crew security training.

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2003-10-15
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