Aviation Expert Witness Testifies in Air India Crash Inquiry

British aviation expert witness Rodney Wallis testified in the Air India inquiry that he’s concerned about the U.S. practice of having security officers with guns aboard flights. Expert witness Wallis consults for the International Civil Aviation Organization and warns that bullets could hit passengers or pierce the aircraft skin causing cabin decompression resulting in a crash.

“There is no place for a weapon of any sort in the cabin of an airplane.”

Armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police do ride some Canadian commercial airliners, mostly on routes to Washington, D.C., to comply with U.S. requirements reports CBCNews.ca.