Access codes to the cockpit in the aircraft of the airline United Airlines was published in the public domain on the Internet, reports Reuters. As reported, the company sent to all its pilots notice that says that the codes were “erroneously placed” in a certain site of one of the flight attendants.
The representative of United Airlines Maddie king confirmed the information about the leak of the codes, but said that on Board the aircraft, there are other measures to ensure the security of the cockpit. What was going on, she refused to clarify “safety reasons”. “We are working to resolve this problem as soon as possible,” added king.
The incident has been outraged members of the American pilots Union. They noted that this incident clearly shows how the cockpit required more strict protection. The Union proposed to create additional barriers that will cost airlines more than 5 thousand dollars for every plane. “Installing additional barriers on all passenger liners is a simple and economical solution to create a last line of defense pilots,” the statement quoted by Reuters.
The safety of the cockpits of United Airlines is a sore subject, because the two aircraft were used by terrorists to carry out heinous attacks of September 11, 2001. That morning 19 terrorists related to al-Qaida, divided into four groups, captured four scheduled passenger airliner. Two Boeing crashed into the twin towers of the world trade center in new York, and the third was sent to the Pentagon in Washington and a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania.
As a result of terrorist attacks killed nearly three thousand people (2977 people, another 24 are missing), more than six thousand were wounded. It is known that two planes that crashed into the WTC skyscrapers, in total, killed 157 people. In addition, killing 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 8 employees of the ambulance. The exact figure of the damage caused by the September 11 attacks, is unknown.
After a year in the United States established an independent Commission to investigate the September 11 attacks (the 9/11 Commission). It was found that only 19 terrorists boarded four planes: five on the American Airlines flight 11, United Airlines flight 175 and American Airlines flight 77, and four for flight 93 United Airlines.