Monday, September 25, 2006

Dozens of Foreign Pilots Training Illegally at U.S. Flight Schools

Brian Ross and Eric Longabardi report on ABC News' "The Blotter":

Dozens of foreign student pilots with questionable visas have been able to slip between the cracks and gain entry to American flight schools, federal officials tell ABC News.

The FAA says it is conducting an investigation of a number of flight instructors and schools, including one school which was attended by 9-ll hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi.

An internal Homeland Security document obtained by ABC News, says the post 9-11 program to prevent terrorists from entering US flight schools has been marked by "confusion and misinterpretations."

More here.


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