americaneagle_08-19-08-thumb-400x267You might think because TSA grounded nine planes they must have some threat to our national security. Or maybe they found them to be unsafe to fly. Nope. It is because the TSA agents doing a security check used some control sensors to help themselves onto the planes — breaking them.

“Our inspector was following routine procedure for securing the aircraft that were on the tarmac,” Elio Montenegro, a TSA official, told ABCNews.com.

What I don’t get is if these are supposed to be security experts inspecting an aircraft, shouldn’t they know what the parts on an aircraft do? If they can’t even know what parts are critical (and not handholds) how can we trust that anything they are looking at is worthwhile? And not to mention this happened not to one or two planes, but nine.

Source: ABC News via Airliners.net Image: Radio Rover