Security fails on Hawaiian flight

On Apr. 21, 2014, a 16-year old kid hitched a ride on a Hawaiian Air flight from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii. This wouldn’t seem too unusual, if he had been in the plane, where there’s oxygen. Instead, he hid inside the plane’s wheel well, a feat which is near impossible.

At 38,000 feet, the height of the Hawaiian Air flight, the temperature reaches as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit, and there is barely any oxygen. Since 1947, 105 people have attempted this, and only 25 have survived.

Moving on to the bigger question. Most people are wondering how he got into the plane’s wheel well in the first place, or how he even got onto the airstrip.

Upon reviewing the camera footage, it showed that he scaled an unmonitored area of the fence, under cover of darkness, ran across the tarmac and climbed into the wheel well. My question is pointed at the security. I want to know why there was no one watching the cameras. If there had been someone watching the footage, this wouldn’t have happened. He could have easily been a terrorist intent on taking the plane down over the ocean.

Ever since 9/11, the government has said that airport security has been improved. This is just a lie created to make Americans feel safe. All they’ve done to improve security is make screeners at airports extremely revealing and have Transportation Security Administration [TSA] agents sensually pat people down. It’s all an illusion. When will Americans learn that it’s not real? Probably after a 9/11 repeat. Until something like that happens, however, Americans will believe that national security exists, and I’ll be left sitting dumbfounded as to how they can’t accept the government not being able to do their job correctly.

If this keeps going on, and no actual improvements are made, there will just be more people like the kid, and maybe even a terrorist attack.