SeaTac Airport Security Breached By Van
Danny Westneat of The Seattle Times has an interesting column about a recent, unusual security breach at SeaTac Airport.
This one did not involve any fluids over four ounces however; rather, it’s a story about a van driven right onto the tarmac by a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army named Greg Alderete.
So when he realized he had driven a van onto a runway tarmac at Sea-Tac airport — and that no one had asked his name, checked his ID or searched his vehicle — well, he just about lost it.
“I was appalled,” Alderete says. “If you go in the airport’s front door, they take away your tube of toothpaste. But the back door? That’s the weakest security of any critical facility I’ve ever seen.”
“We were sitting there, the engine idling, nobody around, when all of a sudden I realized: We’re out on the goddamn runway,” Alderete recalled. “We’re in a gassed-up, seven-passenger van, and no one really knows who we are. We have an unobstructed path to the main runways, the commercial gates, the whole place. It was unbelievable.”
Full story here.