Civil Aviation authorities stipulate stringent norms
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Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 19:48
Bangalore: In the wake of a crude explosive found from cargo section of a Kingfisher plane, all airlines operating in the southern region were today directed to undertake compulsory frisking of its staff entering operational areas of airports.

The Regional Directorate of Civil Aviation Commission issued a fresh set of guidelines, directing intensified manual checking of hand bags and scaling up police patrolling.

The guidelines suggested that all vehicles entering the operational area and its occupants be thoroughly checked.

Anti-sabotage checking, searching of entire area and 'sit aside' check-in should be undertaken at regular intervals, the circular issued by the authorities said.

Inner baggage screeners should be alerted to look for prohibited items and take necessary action, besides maintaining strict surveillance by security staff, it said.

Meanwhile, airport sources said a team of Kerala police visited Bengaluru International Airport yesterday and questioned Kingfisher airline staff who were on duty when the Bangalore-Thiruvananthapuram flight took off.

A crude explosive was found yesterday at Thiruvanathapuram airport from the cargo section of a Kingfisher plane that arrived from Bangalore with 31 people on board.


First Published: Monday, March 22, 2010, 19:48

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