McCaul: Germanwings Crash Could Help Terrorists

House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul says he worries that details of this week’s deadly Germanwings jet crash in France provide “a playbook for terrorists” to take down planes, even if the incident was not a terrorist attack itself.
He said there’s no indication that the crash, which killed all 150 passengers, was linked to terrorism, despite French authorities’ accusations that the co-pilot had deliberately crashed the plane. But the fact that the captain was locked out of the cockpit while the plane descended into the French Alps “has exposed a great vulnerability,” he said Thursday.



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