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Sunday, July 11, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 a.m.
The Times collected 100 media reports of airport-security breaches since fall 2002, when TSA screeners took over. Screeners say that's a fraction of the incidents, and most are never disclosed.  View breaches by state:
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Airport Breach description
Logan Int'l Airport, Boston Five Department of Homeland Security investigators posing as passengers brought knives, a gun and a bomb in their carry-on baggage through security checkpoints without being detected. [October 2003]
Source: Boston Globe, Airport Security Report
Logan Int'l Airport, Boston Derrick Jackson, a Boston Globe writer, said a Swiss Army knife in his toiletry bag passed through an X-ray machine at Logan on his way to Fort Lauderdale, and screeners didn't catch it. The knife passed screening again in Tampa on Jackson's way back to Boston. [April 2003]
Source: The Boston Globe
Logan Int'l Airport, Boston A young boy accompanying his grandmother on a Delta Air Lines flight to Florida brought a jackknife through security without it being detected. The grandmother discovered it when they arrived home and contacted local reporters. TSA officials could not confirm the incident. The boy said he had forgotten the jackknife was in his backpack after a camping trip. No charges were filed. [7/29/2003]
Source: Airport Security Report
Possibly Barnstable Municipal Airport, Hyannis The crew of a US Airways Express flight found a box cutter during a routine check. No passengers were on board when the blade was found. The flight had arrived from Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head, Maine. The plane was allowed to depart for Syracuse, N.Y. The flight had originated from Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Mass., and had stopped in Boston to pick up passengers before returning to Owls Head. [10/28/2003]
Source: Airport Security Report

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