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New ID to Be Required of Workers at Airport

January 17, 1988|From Times Wire Services

Workers must have a new type of identification to get near airplanes at Los Angeles International Airport under a new security plan that took effect Saturday.

Only employees such as fuelers and baggage handlers will be allowed, and their identifications must carry a special sticker, an airport spokeswoman said.

It is believed that the Dec. 7 crash of a PSA jet that killed 43 people was caused by a fired USAir employee who used old identification to evade security and smuggle a gun on board.

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