TSA says stowaway report was never ordered sealed

AP News
Posted: Mar 17, 2011 5:14 PM

A federal agency says it didn't order police to seal a report about a teen who died after apparently stowing away in Charlotte in the wheel well of a jet that flew to Boston.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe had said police recently completed a probe into the November death of 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale, whose body was found in a Boston suburb after it apparently fell from the plane. Monroe said the report couldn't be released for security reasons.

Jon Allen of the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that the federal agency only advised Charlotte authorities the report contained information that could be sensitive to security.

A U.S. congressman is pressuring for more information about the Charlotte airport breach, saying security changes may be needed at other airports nationwide.