From that ever reputable source of news, The Onion:
Under the proposed reforms, the FAA would institute a strict ban on adult passengers, passengers 18 and under, international travelers, and domestic customers. A battery of questions and ID checks will be used to determine whether an individual is a pilot, flight attendant, or federal security officerâ€”the only humans who will be allowed to board an aircraft flying within or headed for the U.S.
Sounds like someone’s finally done a root cause analysis and come up with the obvious solution, a sensible policy from the US at last!
“Frankly, we’ve tried everything else,” Blakey said. “We’ve put up more metal detectors, searched carry-on luggage, and prohibited passengers from traveling with sharp objects. Yet passengers still somehow continue to find ways to breach security. Clearly, the passengers have to go.”
Via the ever good Mikal.
I really don’t think you can trust pilots.
“Three Brazilian men were flying in a light aircraft at low altitude when another plane approached. It appears that they decided to moon the occupants of the other plane, but lost control of their own aircraft and crashed. They were all found dead in the wreckage with their pants around their ankles.”
Have a documented account, at home, of an fatal aviation accident that occured because 3 or 4 drunk pilots managed to shoot down the aircraft they were flying in (it was speculated they were shooting ducks).
(better links to the above appreciated!)