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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:
Map of the United States: Click on a green state to read about breaches that occurred there Hawaii Washington Oregon California Nevada Arizona Colorado New Mexico Texas Arkansas Missouri Illinois Michigan Florida South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Pennsylvania New York Massachusetts Connecticut Rhode Island New Jersey Maryland Indiana Kentucky Alabama Georgia New Hampshire Maine Utah Ohio
South Carolina
Airport Breach description
Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Columbia A woman boarded a Delta Air Lines flight with a 1-inch Swiss Army knife in her purse. She discovered the knife and turned it over to a flight attendant before takeoff. The woman was not arrested, and the flight was allowed to proceed without passengers being rescreened. [12/29/2003]
Source: The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Myrtle Beach Int'l Airport, Myrtle Beach A passenger was escorted into the secure area without being screened. TSA officials evacuated the concourse. Rescreening started about 15 minutes later. A US Airways flight was delayed. The passenger was found, rescreened and allowed to proceed. TSA said someone with a security badge -- not one of its employees -- escorted the passenger. [4/17/2003]
Source: Airport Security Report

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