Thursday, July 21, 2005

Report: 3,400 Air Violations Since 2001

Congressional Report Says Pilots Flew Into U.S. Restricted Airspace 3,400 Times Since Sept. 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.
Committee Chairman Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican, said it's essential for agencies that oversee the skies to work together."A quick, coordinated response is absolutely vital if we are faced with a pilot or a plane with hostile intent,"
Jets have been scrambled more than 2,000 times since 911...Click title for article.
Cyouincourt007: While were on the subject...folks should stop making calls and writing letters complaining when our military jets do low level flybys...
A) you don't know if their responding to something
B) you may end up looking like a total heartless fool
Click on fool and follow the sound of the jets from Luke Air Force Base.


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