Authorities are investigating if any more security video exists showing a teenager who bypassed security at a San Jose airport and stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jetliner.
Brian Jenkins, an aviation security expert at Rand Corp., said it's unclear whether an adequate security system was poorly monitored or whether safeguards needed to be revamped entirely.
"If he was on the camera, why wasn't there a response? Was no one watching the monitors?" Jenkins said. "The first question will be: 'Gee, the cameras work, the response didn't. Was it just missed and they went back and searched through that time frame and oops — there he is?'"
Though the wayward teenager was probably guilty of criminal trespass, the San Jose Police Department had no intention of pursuing criminal charges, according to an FBI official also following up on the case.
Jenkins, however, said he expected Sunday's incident to prompt airport security reviews beyond San Jose.
Airport personnel in Hawaii said they had turned the boy over to Hawaii's child protection office, which said it was preparing to return the boy home.