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Woman brings a gun through security control

The government crisis in the United States. With 25 days it is the longest Shutdown in the history of the country. Affected 800'000 Federal employees who work in safety sensitive areas such as the safety of the flight. Many employees have not been paid for weeks, no pay.

The largest airport in the world, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, has happened now is a incident that causes an uproar. A woman with a gun through the security check without being caught. The passenger flew with Delta Airlines to Tokyo and on the same day, back in the USA.

hundreds of officers sick

reported The woman forgot the gun in your hand baggage, the transportation security administration (TSA) of the United States. The Whole thing had not been part of a test. At the control point, the standard had not been followed, said the authority. The Japanese transport Ministry made this because it is also responsible for the case and demanded that these measures meet.

The case had on 3. January occurred at the 13. The day of the shutdown. Since the beginning of the year reports make the rounds that hundreds of officials of the TSA would have called in sick. Also trade unionists reported that the flight safety authority in recent weeks, significantly more employees of illness the work had remained remote.

weapons are often not recognised

The TSA rejected, meanwhile, that the Shutdown had something to do with the event in Atlanta. On the day, a normal number of employees have worked. "The national unscheduled absence rate of TSA employees on Thursday, the 3. January 2019, was 4.8 percent compared to 6.3 percent in the previous year, Thursday, the 4. January 2018", according to the Department of the news channel CNN. You'll drag the person responsible for the matter to justice.

It is not the first Time that TSA employees, in an effort to discover weapons. In 2015, the head of the authority was replaced. Reason reports that, in Tests of undercover agents at the security checks at airports in 95 percent of cases of weapons and explosives were not detected.

government sued

On Monday remained in many airports, security checks, closed – in Atlanta. The spokesperson of the airport, Elise Durham told the news channel CNBC, the reason for the Shutdown. Travellers had to queue for hours to pass the security checks. You have been recommended to be three hours prior to a domestic flight at the airport.

the Miami International Airport announced that it plans to close in the coming days, a Terminal used to be. Background the Lack of security personnel was assumed to be the payday on the last Friday is also empty.

Recently made by the trade unions of the aviation safety and air navigation inspectors, and various aviation experts ' declarations and the consequences of the shutdown sentenced. The trade Union of air traffic controllers sued the government of US President Donald Trump last week for non-wage payments during the shutdown. You should be able to concentrate to land planes safely, and not through financial hardships to be distracted, said the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

The TSA and aviation experts, meanwhile, explained that flying remains safe. "Safety standards are not compromised and are not compromised," tweeted recently about Michael Bilello, TSA's assistant for public Affairs.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.01.2019, 15:59 PM

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