Asgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 517 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3568 times:
The night before last wednesday, thiefs cut their way through a wire fence at Copenhagen Airport (CPH, Kastrup) and "broke into" an unlocked Icelandair 757 jet which was parked at a remote spot at the airport for the night. The thiefs were caught on the spot after they had raided the aircrafts Saga Boutique carts, taking perfumes and other things. The aircrafts at Kastrup usually arent locked because flight engineers and others are often working on them.
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PKK From Denmark, joined Apr 2003, 184 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3306 times:
"Again, this is a pretty shoddy security lapse. If they can get on for stealing, then they can get on to leave a bomb or anything else behind"
Please read this paragraph from the original post:
"The thiefs were caught on the spot after they had raided the aircrafts Saga Boutique carts, taking perfumes and other things"
So what's the shoddy security lapse in that? Who can prevent anyone, anywhere from cutting through the fence. Despite that plane were parked at a remote stand, and I tell you, some parts of CPH can be pretty remote. They were caught on site, by security!
Floris From Netherlands, joined Jun 2003, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3283 times:
Obviously, it is a tremendous security lapse. If it possible to get in, it is possible to get out, although that didn't happen in this case. And if you can gat in, you can bring along anything you want, explosives for example.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
I remember years ago, some people pulled a stunt of breaking into a BA 747 in LHR, and making a video of them inside the 747...
Anyway, it can happen anywhere... they were caught at least. Probably thanks to Video Camera Surveillance. You can't stop people from breaking into an airport from the fence, but you must be able to see them and stop them as soon as you can.
Sydney for example, you can break in through many ways from the fence, and hop along to an aircraft... Even Singapore, there are ways to get in... LGW too... There are many examples...
Security patrols, electrified wiring etc are just there for deterrence! Some airports test their security by actually hiring someone to break in and see how fast their security can get them!
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Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3061 times:
I agree with the above posts. If they could get in then that's a pretty bad security lapse. This kind of thing has happened quite a few times here in Oz, only GA aircraft were the target not airliners. We have had cases of PA31's being broken into, started and taxied, crashing into other planes along the way, C-150 being stolen from the apron and then crashed onto a main road etc. Imagine if these guys had managed to start the engines of the 757 up and then taxied it around the airport, the damage would be horrendous!