Cockpit Intrusions

In the aftermath of the September 11 hijackings, crewmembers are asking themselves and others what they could or should do in the event of any attempts to interfere with the safe operation of the aircraft. While there may not be a foolproof way to prevent motivated, suicidal individuals from interfering with a flight crew, there are things crewmembers can do and should know. AVweb's Ken Cubbin, self-defense-trained flight engineer in real life, offers some ideas for prevention and for defense.

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