Although the hijacking of an Egypt Air Flight MS 181 turned out to be a lover’s quarrel, the fact remains that there is a high degree of nervousness regarding commercial aviation after a number of terrorism incidents involving aircraft and airports. Social media was flooded with angst and disbelief over today’s incident only to be followed by nervous joking. But this incident is not a laughing matter in today’s hyper sensitive environment.
Not only does civil aviation need to treat every air hub as a potential target with enhanced security precautions but also employees and passengers need to be observed not by profiling but by behaviorDr. Theodore Karasik