With all the news about the CIA flights into European airports taking headline news, there are two operational quesitons I would like to know:
1) Flights going into civilian airports must have an accurate passenger manifest list with who is on the flight and their names. Is this true and what law does it come under?
2) Aren't airport officials allowed to search any aircraft regardless of whether they are just "refuelling" and no one is getting out? or is this just a police or customs privilege? Would they have to get a warrant for a reason for doing so or are they allowed to issue the pilot with an instruction to let them aboard the aircraft.
Be interesting to know what any ground ops and pilots believe is the law here as I don't genuinely know.