[ RadSafe ] Pilots urged to avoid body scanning

Jerry Cohen jjc105 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 12 11:31:31 CST 2010

Assuming we have a crazy pilot determined to crash his plane killing all 
aboard---how could the airport screening process, with or without xrays, deter 

From: "Perle, Sandy" <SPerle at mirion.com>
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Sent: Fri, November 12, 2010 9:16:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Pilots urged to avoid body scanning

Mike, the problem is that there are lunatic pilots that sometimes go crazy. 
Recall the Egyptian Air pilot who crashed his 767, as well as other troubled 
pilots who had emotional breakdowns prior to and during a flight. I agree there 
should be some modification, but whenever a process is relaxed, it can then be 
thwarted by those who are very smart individuals.



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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Brennan, Mike (DOH)

On the other hand, I agree with the USAPA spokesman about how silly it
is to apply the same security criteria to pilots as to passengers.

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