Kalibo, Aklan — Another serious breach of security was committed at the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) early last Saturday morning.
This developed as the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is set to summon Philippine Airlines (PAL) in connection with an initial incident involving a mentally challenged woman which apparently managed to take a PAL flight to South Korea on January 22 even without any passport or plane ticket.
The latest incident comes just days after the CAAP came out with a report that identified the airport’s overcapacity as the security infraction’s main cause. The report mentions several recommendations aimed at preventing recurrence of similar incidents in the future.
CAAP Sunday confirmed with the Manila Bulletin that another woman was able to enter one of PAL’s high-security ramps, which is supposedly accessible only to airline personnel and security.
However, unlike the first case which only happened a week earlier, the shabbily dressed suspect was unable to board an aircraft.
According to the national aviation authority, PAL personnel were able to spot the second intruder just minutes before the departure of PAL’s 1:30 a.m. flight.
She was immediately brought to the nearby Philippine National Police (PNP) station for further questioning. The airport intruder was later released, according to the sources, due to her mental incapacity.
It was noted that there are a number of holes to the ramp due to the construction work ongoing at the terminal building. This could have allowed the intruder to slip through undetected by security.


Source: https://ph.news.yahoo.com

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