Two More Security Incidents Reported At Charlotte Airport

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Charlotte, NC -- Officials say the perimeter of Charlotte's airport has been breached twice recently despite enhanced security concerns following the death of a young airplane stowaway last year.

   The Charlotte Observer reported Friday the fenced perimeter was broken March 12 and March 14.

   Charlotte/Douglas International Airport spokeswoman Haley Gentry said $13,000 worth of power tools were taken the first time, and about $150 in diesel fuel was stolen from a Federal Aviation Administration contractor in the second incident.

   The airport has faced security questions since 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale is thought to have crawled into the wheel well of a plane. His body was found in the flight path near Boston's airport in October.

   Massachusetts detectives think the body fell as a US Airways jet from Charlotte lowered its landing gear. 

Associated Press

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