Saturday, January 22, 2011
US Airways Employees Confirm Cedar Posts' Theory About Delvonte Tisdale
A US Airways 757 leaves the gate area in route to runway 18/36 L.
The "Local Paper" asks "How Could a Stowaway Get on the Plane?"
US Airways employees who asked not to be quoted said the most likely scenario is that Tisdale climbed inside the wheel well while the plane was on the taxiway.
On the taxiway, there probably would have been other jets in line waiting to take off. But at 7p.m., the darkness might have allowed Tisdale to sneak aboard unseen.
FlightAware, a company that tracks airline movements, said planes were taking off to the south that night. Judging from the plane's position on radar, the jet probably took off from runway 18L - the runway closest to the airport's perimeter fence. The end of the runway is close to the Carolina's Aviation Museum and about 600 feet from employee parking lots.
As Cedar Posts said back on December 14, 2010 (Charlotte Douglas International Airport Not Secure? Why You Shouldn't Be Surprised.) Tisdale climbed aboard US Airways Flight 1176 with no idea where it was heading, by jumping the fence at the old aviation museum and climbing into the wheel well.
The area just east of Runway 18 L that Cedar Posts' Contends that Tisdale entered the airfield.
Note: A number of people are confused about the plane. Many are still asking the question "How did Tisdale know the plane was going to Boston?" He didn't his family was from Baltimore not Boston and the two cities are 400 miles apart. Tisdale could have picked a flight to London, it didn't matter. That is how desperately he wan't to get away from Charlotte.
Note No. 2: According to the "Local Paper" Tisdale's finger prints where found in the left wheel well. Again this is more evidence pointing to entry of the aircraft while on the taxiway "holding short" of runway 18 L or while "in position and hold" on runway 18 L as the left side of the aircraft would be closest to the fence.
Note No. 3: According to the "local paper" Aviation Direct Jerry Orr told the airport's advisory committee in 2009 that the facility has about 300 cameras, "and they are pretty much everywhere".
Orr told the "local paper" "For security to work, I need to know what I'm doing and you need to know as little about it as possible," he said. "...It's the unmentionable."
Cedar's Take: If the airport has 300 cameras, then Orr needs to produce to video of Tisdale entering the aircraft and drop the "you don't need to know" attitude. We know the fence is not protection against un-authorized entry to the airfield its purpose is to prevent animals like deer from entering the airfield and to serve as a deterrent to people like Tisdale.
Orr first said it was impossible for Tisdale to breach the fence, now he says it would be impossible for the young man to enter the airport gate area. Which is it?