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|9/11 Flashback: US Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Training Terrorists?|
|Topic Started: Jul 18 2012, 11:43 AM (173 Views)|
|shure||Jul 18 2012, 11:43 AM Post #1|
9/11 Flashback: US Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Training Terrorists?
By LEE FERRAN and JASON RYAN, July 18, 2012
Pilots do a pre-flight check in the cockpit of a commercial airliner. (Digital Vision/Getty Images)
More than a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans, some foreign flight students are still not subject to terror database screening until after they've completed pilot training, according to a new report from the government's watchdog.
"Thus, foreign nationals obtaining flight training with the intent to do harm, such as three of the pilots and leaders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, could have already obtained the training needed to operate an aircraft before they received any type of vetting," says report, published today by the Government Accountability Office.
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