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A Pennsylvania congressman has unveiled new airline safety legislation that would require planes to have secondary barriers protecting the cockpit.
A local lawmaker and the widow of a pilot who lost his life in the 9/11 terrorist attacks are behind an effort which they say will better protect the cockpits of airplanes.
New airline safety legislation would mandate the installation of extra cockpit security in order to protect pilots and passengers from 9/11-style terrorist attacks, its main sponsor said Monday.
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Bucks) announced Monday that he would cosponsor a bipartisan bill proposing mandatory secondary cockpit barriers on commercial airliners. Fitzpatrick said in a statement that the barriers would serve as a "fail-safe ... to prevent airliners from being used as weapons of terror."
More than 11 years after the 9/11 attacks that claimed her husband’s life, Ellen Saracini stood with her congressman in Bucks County on Monday to promote legislation that she says is critical for airline safety.
Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, 9/11 widow join forces to fight terror tactics with Aviation Safety Act
Standing at the 9/11 Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield, U.S. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) joined 9/11 widow Ellen Saracini on April 29 in announcing a bipartisan bill to protect Americans from 9/11-type airliner attacks by installing secondary barriers in airline cockpits.
A widow of a pilot who died on one of the jets that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, is gaining congressional support in her campaign to add another barrier to airliner cockpits.