CNN is reporting that U.S. officials say terrorists could try to use small aircraft in attacks, but have no specific information that a plot is in the works. The report quotes a notice issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI that states: “Violent extremists with knowledge of general aviation and access to small planes pose a significant potential threat to the Homeland.” Read the full CNN report here.
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Docs Mom says
Fear-mongering. It reminds me of the lead up to Y2K.
Dave Hook says
This warning is a “foul.” There are no alerts or warnings on the National Terrorism Advisory System to back it up. What possible reason could Homeland Security and the FBI have for upsetting the general aviation community? If they are asking for our help in being extra vigilant at our GA airports during the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, this is the wrong way to do it.
I haven’t seen a similar warning for rental trucks.
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