9/11 Widow: Plane Cockpits Not Secure, Can Be Breached in Less Than 2 Seconds
Despite post-Sept. 11 door reinforcements, a cockpit can still be breached in less than two seconds.
A chilling video produced by Ellen Saracini shows two men quickly and easily breaching a cockpit. Saracini is the widow of United Airlines Flight 175 Capt. Victor Saracini, whose plane was flown into the south tower of the World Trade Center.
Saracini is pushing for legislation that would require secondary barriers inside cockpit doors.
She said the barriers cost $3,500 per plane, but noted that “the airlines spend a million dollars per airplane on their in-flight entertainment system.”
Saracini said the barriers haven’t been implemented simply because it hasn’t been mandated, and airlines are following TSA procedures.
“TSA is the organization that just a short time ago wanted to re-introduce knives onto airplanes, and this is who we are taking the lead from in airplane and aircraft security,” she said on “Fox and Friends” this morning.
Saracini said Americans must call their local politicians and push for the legislation.
“Minimum security does not equal safety,” she said.
Watch her full interview above.