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The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on security aspects of the airport employee who stole a passenger plane in Seattle.

Erroll Southers says Saturday that the unidentified man represents one of the greatest threats to aviation by being an insider cleared to have access to aircraft. Southers is director of homegrown violent extremism studies at the University of Southern California.

Southers says that if the man knew how to do loops he likely had the skills to target people on the ground.

 

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