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Boy, 9, sneaks on flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas, raising questions about security

Published on Oct 7, 2013 9:22 AM
 
Customers wait in line at the Northwest Airlines ticket counter, Thursday July 19, 2001 at the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport in Bloomington, Minnesota. A nine-year-old boy passed through security at the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport and flew on a Delta Air Lines plane to Las Vegas without a boarding pass, authorities said on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: BLOOMBERG  

(REUTERS) - A nine-year-old boy passed through security at the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport and flew on a Delta Air Lines plane to Las Vegas without a boarding pass, authorities said on Sunday.

It was not immediately clear why the child sneaked onto the flight on Thursday, but his action raised questions about airport and airline security.

"The story has a good ending because at least the flight crew took the appropriate actions and the child was returned safely," said Pat Hogan, a Minneapolis airport spokesman.

"Obviously the concern is how the child was able to go through the security screening process and board an airplane in the first place."

 
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