Cravaack: Next airplane attack from the ground

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, a 17-year veteran airline pilot, says the next terrorist attack on an airplane is more likely to come from the ground because airport security has made planes safer.

Politico reports the Minnesota Republican told John Sammon of the Transportation Security Administration: “I’m going to tell you right now, the next incident will come from the ground; it’s going to come from the shadow of the aircraft. It’s not going to go through the passenger terminal,”

Cravaack said at a congressional hearing that his pilot background has attracted lots of people’s opinions on the issue, and many have indicated to him that ground security “is a joke.”

The House homeland security committee plans a hearing to discuss that ground security.

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