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Airline Security Gate Removal Called 'Insult' By Widow Of 9/11 Pilot


Ellen Saracini became an airline security advocate in the hardest way possible. She lost her husband, Victor, on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers rushed his plane's cockpit and then crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the south tower of the World Trade Center. So when she learned that United was paying Boeing to remove certain security barriers on the new 787 Dreamliners designed to thwart hijackers, she says she couldn't believe it. These "secondary barriers" are low-tech gates that prevent an attacker from rushing the cockpit when a pilot opens the main cabin door. More.

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