The Japanese transport ministry filed a request with US aviation security authorities requesting that measure be taken to prevent a repeat occurrence. Photo: AFP

Japanese aviation industry alarmed by ‘laxity’ in US security screening after woman carried handgun onto international flight

  • The woman handed the weapon and bullets over to the crew of the aircraft but was denied entry into Japan after the flight touched down at Narita
  • Analysts pointed to the effects of the US government shutdown, which on Monday entered its 24th day, making it the longest in US history
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The Japanese transport ministry filed a request with US aviation security authorities requesting that measure be taken to prevent a repeat occurrence. Photo: AFP
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