Report finds intruders frequently breach airport fences

In April 2015, The Associated Press published the first publicly available data set that detailed breaches of perimeter security fencing and gates at major U.S. airports. To compile that data set, AP requested records of breaches from the nation's 30 largest airports, as measured by passenger traffic, as well as Mineta San Jose International Airport, where in April 2014 a 15-year-old boy jumped a fence, got into the wheel well of a jet and survived a flight to Hawaii. Most of the 31 airports complied with AP's records requests, and the data showed 268 breaches from January 2004 through early 2015.A year later, AP is updating this data set to reflect breaches in all of 2015 and early 2016, as well as to add several dozen breaches from the prior decade that airports did not reveal during AP's original reporting. Information on 2015/2016 breaches came both from airports and from records in a Transportation Security Administration database which AP received under a long-running Freedom of Information Act request. Records prior to 2015 that are new to this data set came from the TSA FOIA request. As a third source, AP checked news accounts and found a handful of breaches since 2004 that neither airports nor TSA provided.In all, AP has now identified 345 breaches from Jan. 1, 2004, through mid-February 2016. Breaches had to be of perimeter fencing or other barriers – as opposed to instances within terminals in which, for example, a passenger went unscreened through a TSA security checkpoint or walked out the wrong exit door and onto the tarmac.

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