Can you lock an airliner?

Date:         27 Aug 99 03:07:38 
From:         westin* (Stephen H. Westin)
Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics
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Here's a stupid question: do airliners have the equivalent of an
ignition key? What about door keys? Locking an airplane might be
useful as an additional line of defense beyond airport fences, guards,
etc. Especially when planes are stored for a significant period of
time. Not that anyone is likely to sneak off with, say, a 747 from LAX
in the middle of the night, but one would like to guard against
vandalism, pilferage, and sabotage. I recall an incident some years
back where some mischievous folks videotaped themselves inside a BA
747 late one nigth at the off-heathrow maintenance facility.

But then imagine the chaos when someone locks the keys inside...

-Stephen H. Westin
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