TSA urged to review plastic airline handcuffs

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    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has asked the Transportation Security Administration to review security procedures -- including the use of restraints on commercial aircraft -- after plastic handcuffs apparently failed to subdue a disturbed pilot on a flight from New York City to Las Vegas on Tuesday.

    King , who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday that "use of plastic restraints will be one of the many things that will be fully investigated."

    After flight captain Clayton Osbon had been locked out of the cockpit by a wary co-pilot, a flight attendant gave plastic restraints to alarmed passengers to help control Osbon, according to several accounts.

    Osbon was charged Wednesday with interfering with a flight crew and faces 20 years and a $250,000 fine if convicted of the federal charge.


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