Transcript for Car on Airport Runway: Security Breach
We told you about that near disaster at the Philadelphia airport the man who busted through the gate onto a runway where passenger planes were landing. Today we learned that similar incidents have... See More
We told you about that near disaster at the Philadelphia airport the man who busted through the gate onto a runway where passenger planes were landing. Today we learned that similar incidents have happened before and here's ABC's Jim Ottawa. No terrorism charges for the man who broke through a chain link construction gate. And drove down an active runway at more than 100 miles per hour. -- -- if we pull off runway here. -- -- -- -- -- But this latest breach of airport security along with thirteen hundred other perimeter incursions since 9/11. Like this 2010 wild ride across the runways of love field in Dallas. By a truck chased by police that had pilots they're worried too. According protocol complex -- -- come and as we move. For the quarter mile of damage perimeter fence that left a gaping hole in security along the main JFK runway in New York for days. All raising serious questions about why the same strict security that makes passengers take off their shoes and submit the body searches inside the terminal. Are not in evidence outside. It's just like. You know. Locking all the windows in your home and leaving the front door wide open Massachusetts congressman Bill Keating says the TSA has no consistent national strategy. For airport's perimeter security. Meaning some airports have only chain link fences. While others have sophisticated camera systems. That monitor runways and expose intruders as captured in this video fortunately Philadelphia had sophisticated ground radar that picked up the -- Jeep and led to a five minute runway chase one can only imagine if that was al-Qaeda. If that was someone else that they had different -- just the danger we would be in TSA says it regularly inspects every airport plan. And inspects major airport perimeter security in conjunction with the FBI. But last year was criticized for the general accounting office for only thoroughly inspecting 17%. Of the nation's airports. Jim -- ABC news New York.
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