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Airlines to Put Stun Guns in Plane Cockpits

November 16, 2001|Times Wire Reports

United Airlines said Thursday it will install stun guns in the cockpits of all its planes.

United also said it is starting a special training program for flight attendants, aimed at both self-protection and assisting passengers. It gave no details.

The nation's second-biggest carrier said it will install Taser stun guns, which fire a temporarily disabling charge, in electronically coded lock boxes. Pilots will be trained in how to use the devices.

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