[funsec] Software Glitch, Not Bomb, Shuts Down Atlanta Airport
fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Apr 20 19:56:08 CDT 2006
Via MSNBC (AP).
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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