[funsec] Software Glitch, Not Bomb, Shuts Down Atlanta Airport

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Apr 20 19:56:08 CDT 2006



The nation's top transportation security administrator said Thursday the bomb scare that shut down security checkpoints for two hours at the world's busiest airport was the result of a computer glitch in testing software.

Transportation Security Administration Director Kip Hawley said a screener at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spotted what looked like an explosive Wednesday on an X-ray machine. She pressed a button that should have signaled a routine security test was being conducted, but it failed to respond, Hawley said.



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