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127 Flights to National Diverted Since 9/11

More than 120 commercial flights headed to Washington’s Reagan National Airport have been diverted for security violations since 2001, mostly because pilots failed to send a secret code to air traffic controllers before landing, the Transportation Security Administration said yesterday. Twenty flights headed to National were diverted because a passenger stood up during the last 30 minutes, a violation of a security rule put in place at the airport after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, figures released by the Federal Aviation Administration show. An additional 107 flights were turned away because pilots did not follow proper procedures, the TSA said. None of the incidents involved a serious security threat. Government procedures require that if either rule is broken the planes must land immediately at nearby Dulles International Airport. Full Story

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