Aviation Security NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the U.S. Transportation Department has decided not to allow airline pilots to carry firearms in cockpits. Department officials made the announcement today at a Senate hearing on commercial airline security. Some pilots have said they want to carry handguns as protection against hijackers who might try to seize control of the plane. Senators have also been grilling industry officials about why airlines were not alerted to the pre-Sept. 11 hijacking warning.
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NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the U.S. Transportation Department has decided not to allow airline pilots to carry firearms in cockpits. Department officials made the announcement today at a Senate hearing on commercial airline security. Some pilots have said they want to carry handguns as protection against hijackers who might try to seize control of the plane. Senators have also been grilling industry officials about why airlines were not alerted to the pre-Sept. 11 hijacking warning.