Olympic security plan a safety risk, airline warns
- November 2, 2009 12:12 PM
- By Enza Uda
Saltspring Air says diverting passengers for screening will jeopardize flights
Pilots who operate a small coastal airline in B.C. are warning that a plan to divert its flights for security screening during the Olympics will cause serious safety risks in winter weather.
"It will force us to fly in an opposite direction — where the winds can be much stronger and the visibility can be greatly reduced," said Saltspring Air owner St. Clair McColl, a pilot.
"And there's no place to seek safe harbour."