Did anyone see this? On tonight's CBS Evening News here in the USA they did a story related to the recent attack on the Israeli jetliner. Their subject was, "could it happen here". In the report they showed video from DFW and DCA - showed the spotting areas and what seemed like lots of people in cars watching the planes. I assume the DFW video was shot from the Founders Plaza? It looked like there was a fence seperating the cars and the airport grounds/runway. And of course DCA with people walking in the park (Gravelly Point) as planes swing in low overhead for the river approach.
Their story pointed out that these shoulder-fired rocket launchers are mostly old Soviet stock and require quite a bit of training and luck to fire it properly. The FBI has warned airports to "be aware" of the danger but no mention was made of banning the public from public areas near airports, like viewing areas.
I doubt anything like that would happen here. if any airports have closed viewing areas because of it, then it's just a knee-jerk reaction and, like CLT after 9/11, things will eventually return to calm. Same goes for Europe, but I think it's more dangerous over there.
From the looks of the DFW portion of the video, it looks like a place I'd love to visit!!!!!
You can watch the video from CBS news website: (scroll down the right side to "video")