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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
McCarran Int'l Airport, Las Vegas TSA said it was investigating a pilot's report that his gun was missing. The pilot, who was trained to carry a gun in the cockpit, had been traveling as a passenger. During that flight, the gun was placed in a lockbox and stored in the plane's cargo section. When the pilot arrived in Las Vegas, the lockbox could not be found. [February 2004]
Source: The Washington Post
Reno/Tahoe Int'l Airport, Reno Several flights were delayed and 600 passengers were screened a second time after an unidentified woman bypassed a security checkpoint at Reno/Tahoe International Airport. The woman walked around TSA's security checkpoint and entered the concourse from an area reserved for departing passengers only, an airport spokesman said. All passengers in the concourse were rescreened, including those already aboard three planes. [5/17/2004]
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

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