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Report Shows LAX Wasn't Prepared for Last Year's Shooting

Report Shows LAX Wasn't Prepared for Last Year's Shooting

A new report on the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last year says the airport was not properly prepared for a crisis.

A former National Transportation Safety Board chief says the report may be alarming, but it's not surprising.

The 83-page report says police and fire departments were unable to coordinate a response since they used different radio systems.

They arrived on scene with no idea what to do or what others were doing. 

Peter Goelz is an aviation and security consultant who is a former managing director of the NTSB.

He says the report also revealed that airport workers weren't trained on what to do in a crisis. 

Goelz says other airports may be just as ill-equipped to handle this type of emergency, and says the FAA needs to hold airports and their contractors accountable. 

The TSA declined to comment on this story.

 

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