I think it's just a case of another overworked professional with the safety of the general public on thier shoulders, being given too much to do, in too short of time to get it done safely, so the corporation that hangs his job over his head everytime he complains, can make a few dollars more.
Does that sound familiar?
Someone screwed up. Whether it was the $6.00 hr "security" officer, or the ground crew. They'll be singled out and fired, and the same system will kill hundreds more some day.
I don't think that having the feds run it will make it any better. It might even get worse
Do you know of ANY gov. program that is run efficiently and fairly?
No, I think we need to find a successful security model in some other country and copy it.
I also think that safety is not a top priority to a corporation that sees it as an expense when people will fly that airline anyway.
What's it to them. They lost an asset and have to pay some damages.
I think that if any arline was found to have caused deaths from a safety issue, then they should be dismantled, or at least boycotted.
What about the Jackscrews in the rudders of those planes a few years back............"Gee, we found metal shavings and THOUGHT something might be wrong"