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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:37 PM
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Report: 3,400 Air Violations Since 9/11
WASHINGTON - Pilots flew into restricted airspace 3,400 times across the country in the three years following the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a congressional report that says the government needs to better coordinate its response to such violations.

One agency should be in charge of steering planes away from restricted zones, according to the Government Accountability Office report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of Thursday's hearing on the subject by the House Government Reform Committee.

Jets have been scrambled more than 2,000 times since the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, including several well-publicized incidents during which private planes strayed into the restricted zone over Washington, causing the evacuation of the White House, the Capitol and other government buildings.

The report also said the agencies don't always share information about airspace violations and don't define an airspace violation the same way.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050721/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/r...
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:11 PM
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1. "Jets have been scrambled more than 2,000 times ...
since the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001."

Gosh! I wonder why they didn't think of that on 9/11? I guess $Trillions don't mean much when it comes to actually defending the country.
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