Massachusetts Congressman Calling For Investigation
POSTED: 6:06 am EST January 19, 2011
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BOSTON — There are new developments in the death of a North Carolina teen who was found dead in Milton after authorities say he stowed away inside a plane’s landing gear, and then fell out as the flight was on approach to Logan International Airport.The family of Delvonte Tisdale, 16, is now suing, claiming that if security at the Charlotte Airport had been adequate, that Tisdale wouldn’t have been able to access that plane and would still be alive today. They want to know how the teenager was able to walk right out onto the tarmac and climb up into the plane’s landing gear, without anyone noticing.Also, U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, who was the Norfolk County district attorney when Tisdale was found dead in November, is also calling for a Congressional hearing.Keating wrote a letter to the Committee on Homeland Security, saying, in part, “We must ensure that our airport security is strengthened beyond its current state, not simply to protect against stowaways, but potential terrorists as well.”Tisdale’s mangled body was discovered in a Milton neighborhood, which lies beneath a flight path for Logan Airport. Investigators determined that the high school junior and ROTC member somehow stowed away inside the landing gear of the US Airways plane headed for Boston and then was crushed by the landing gear, falling out when the plane was on approach and the pilot lowered the wheels..
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