World: What To Do About the Skyjackers?

WITH renewed urgency, governments and airlines the world over sought last week to improve and refine their techniques for thwarting skyjacking. The most drastic method of protecting aircraft involves the use of armed guards. Until now, governments, airlines and pilots' associations have all generally objected to such guards on planes because they fear the consequences of a gun fight or explosion in midair. But contrary to popular myth, a pressurized cabin will not explode if punctured by one bullet or even by several; it will simply develop a slow leak. More important is...

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