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Spirit Airlines Jet sits on tarmac at LaGuardia (Source: WCBS)

Passenger Pulled From S. Fla. Bound Plane For Possible Threat

A Spirit Airlines jet headed for Fort Lauderdale was held on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport due to a passenger threat on Monday.

CBS4–11/19/2012

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Lauderdale Flight Stranded For 7 Hours On Connecticut Tarmac

Federal investigators are looking into the circumstances with left passengers from several JetBlue planes and an American Airlines plane stranded on a tarmac at Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport for more than seven hours.

CBS4–10/31/2011

I-Team: Aviation Insecurity – The Open Back Door

When TSA (Transportation Security Administration) was first created, the federal agency employed about 16,500 people. Now, critics on Capitol Hill tell the I-Team that there are more than 61,000 people working at TSA.

Since it was founded TSA has spent hundreds of millions of tax dollars on aviation security around the country.

But while all this focus on the front door, the check points of the nation’s airline system, critics say security efforts have completely missed the back door, perimeters at airports where comparatively little money and effort have been invested.

CBS4–10/17/2010

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