CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009
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(Washington: Joe Johns) The question of US air security against a flying dirty bomb threat examined in light of the flight of a stolen plane into US air space; details given about the 1995 scenario of an Al Qaeda plot to crash bomb planes in the US. [Former Bush homeland security advisor Fran TOWNSEND- outlines the questions to be asked before shooting down a threatening plane.]
(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) A composite picture of all planes in the air over the US right now shown. Live discussion held wit retired pilot & aviation analyst Jim Tilmon about the threat from small planes. [TILMON - comments on the difficultly in security for small planes & the possibility of a suitcase bomb device; calls for a common sense approach.]
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