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Officials are reviewing security measures at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, after a man, allegedly high on drugs, managed to reach highly-restricted areas at the facility on Tuesday. The airport’s general manager, Kittipong Kittikachorn, says the man managed to reach the aircraft airport, but the authorities followed the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organisation in apprehending him. “I can assure everyone that Suvarnabhumi airport maintains its internationally accepted standard of security.” According to a Bangkok Post report, the man, who is now in custody, was allegedly high on drugs when he managed to gain access to the aircraft apron by riding […]

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Joking apart, this is a very serious incident and could have repercussions for the airport. We all know the security steps people have to go through to access an aircraft, and yet this guy managed to get airside and was only then apprehended. Apparently high on drugs and possibly with mental health issues. How difficult you would it be for a terrorist mastermind to do the same? 

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4 hours ago, Thaiger said:

the authorities followed the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organisation in apprehending him. “I can assure everyone that Suvarnabhumi airport maintains its internationally accepted standard of security.”

A standard that allows nutters with axes to get to the aircraft?  

Think they must reading a different issue of standards to everyone else.

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