Jennifer Fitch, Herald Mail Media
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two widows of airline pilots who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks charge that a simple solution to increase flight safety is hinging on cooperation from Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania.
The husbands of Ellen Saracini and Melodie Homer were flying United Flight 175 and United Flight 93, respectively, when they were hijacked by terrorists.
Now, the women accuse Shuster, R-Pa., of holding up legislation that could potentially deter someone from trying to storm a cockpit.
The nation repeated “never again, never again” after September 11, 2001, Homer said. “In the years since then, it seems the promise we were given has been forgotten,” she said.
Saracini lives in Bucks County, Pa., where her congressman, Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, has introduced H.R. 1775 [to read H.R. 1775, please click here] that would require airlines to install “secondary barriers” in planes. Read More