“But the most troubling part of Sept. 11, from a security standpoint, is these hijackers, from all evidence that has been uncovered thus far, did not climb over an airport perimeter fence or sneak onto an aircraft. It appears that they bought their tickets–and in some cases were frequent flyers–and used Visa cards and walked through airport security checkpoints with box cutters on them that were perfectly legal. And the fact that they used the system instead of breaching the system is a huge wake-up call. ” Viginia Buckingham
Since the Sept. 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., part of which were launched from Logan International Airport, Virginia Buckingham, executive director of the Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, has stood in a storm of controversy.