Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Private jets could be hijacked and used as 'vehicle bombs' to target the public, the Government's anti-terror chief has warned.

Due to current lax security at small airports, such attacks would be 'relatively simple' to orchestrate, according to Lord Carlile of Berriew in report on how the UK is dealing with the terror threat.

The warning, which is detailed in a 60-page review, has sparked fears that Britain has been left open to a terrorist attack similar to the September 11 attacks in 2001 on New York and Washington DC.

Thousands of small, rented planes capable of travelling at high speeds between EU countries and the UK should be subjected to much stricter checks, he has said.

There are an estimated 8,500 private aircraft and up to 500 'landing sites' in Britain - ranging from farmers' fields to regional airports.

Lord Carlile also said he was concerned about the thoroughness of checks that were made on planes and executive jets which fly into British airspace every day. He claimed that current security was lax or non-existent in many of them and that as a result terrorism could be conducted with 'relative simplicity'.

Sometimes I wonder if it’s a good idea to bring up this kind info into the public arena?

Why can’t these so called security people quietly cover all the loop holes, rather then give ideas to would be terrorists. ..cheers

Report from dailymail.

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