posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 11:11 AM
The no-fly list was created to keep potential terrorists from boarding
international flights. It is not yet clear how two Moroccan men one on the no-fly list were able to board a flight from Paris to Washington, but it
could be a failure in French airport security. Air France Flight 026 a Boeing 777 and its 263 passengers was diverted to Bangor Maine Saturday night
after the discovery was made.
ABCNEWS.com Full Article
BANGOR, Maine Nov 21, 2004 — Two Moroccan men were taken off a flight from Paris bound for Washington after officials determined one of the men was on
the U.S. no-fly list.
Air France Flight 026 was diverted to Bangor on Saturday night and the two men were being detained Sunday as officials investigated why the passenger
was allowed to board the plane in Paris. The second man detained was traveling with the banned passenger.
"They are being detained and will be going through processing for expedited removal" from the country, said Janet Rapaport, spokeswoman for U.S.
Customs and Border Protection.
Rapaport did not have the names or ages of the men, and did not know why one was on the no-fly list.
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This case exposes a failure in the system made to keep potential terrorists off of commercial flights.. However at least they discovered it before it
could have been too late.
Are the French doing their part in screening passengers?
This may not seem like a very big issue, however imagine if these passengers had been or are motivated terrorists?
If you were on the flight to Washington how would you feel?
Can the U.S. and FAA work better through cooperation with French security to prevent this kind of failure in the future?
Is this just one case that was caught?
It seems these two Moroccan men along with French security have some explaining to do.
[edit on 21-11-2004 by UM_Gazz]