United Airlines is scrambling to establish “a corrective plan” after information about how to access cockpit doors on its commercial flights was “inadvertently” made available to the public on Saturday.
There are other procedures in place to secure flight decks, according to United spokesperson Maddie King who would only confirm that the airline was not hacked. When asked how the information was made available, she did not disclose the information.
King refused to discuss the airline’s security procedures. According to their website, United flies to 215 domestic airports, 122 international destinations and has nearly 4,500 daily departures.
“The safety of our customers and crew is our top priority and United utilizes a number of measures to keep our flight decks secure beyond door access information. In the interim this protocol ensures our cockpits remain secure,” King said in a statement.
The airline gave no details about how the information became public, but said, “We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.”
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