US System Has Checks Against Rogue Airliner Pilots

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Flying is safer than ever before, yet in this era of locked cockpit doors and pilot screening, authorities said Thursday that a single aviator was able to deliberately crash a commercial airliner in the French Alps, says the Washington Post. The disaster has raised questions about how pilots are evaluated and how airlines can be sure that such a horrifying, if rare, event won't reoccur.

Aviation security experts say what unfolded on Germanwings Flight 9525 could not have happened on a U.S. airliner because of strict security procedures adopted after the Sept. 11, 2001 . . .

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