Saturday, 07 November 2015 - 17:53
U.S. says to seek airport security enhancements overseas after Egypt crash
The United States will boost security checks overseas for U.S.-bound flights as a precaution following the recent Russian passenger jet crash in Egypt.
Foreign airports will also tighten screening of items before they are brought on board aircraft.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement that he and the head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, "out of an abundance of caution, have identified a series of interim, precautionary enhancements to aviation security with respect to commercial flights bound for the United States from certain foreign airports in the region."
Security enhancements by the U.S. would be put in place by local airport authorities and operators in conjunction with U.S. government representatives.