On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> The next group of terrorists that tries to take over a plane will be
> ripped to shreds by the bare hands of their alleged hostages no matter
> what weapons they have. We may very well have seen the last plane
The reasoning is largely theoretical. Synchronized sustained attack by
untrained unarmed civilians against armed trained attackers in a cramped
environment is not easy to do.
> Maybe beefing up the airlock isn't such a great idea.
Since separate-entry pilot compartment will be too costly to design and
retrofit, merely use automatic no-override reinforced door locking of the
flight control compartment will do. For starters, pilots boarding first
and locking the door until passengers leave again and training pilots will
do plenty. I will check on the next flight whether they changed the SOPs
by trying to walk towards the cockpit. If I see the door open I'm going to
file a formal complaint towards the airline.
Recorded video feed from passenger section to cockpit is another item to
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