CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say the perimeter of Charlotte’s airport has been breached twice recently despite enhanced security concerns following the death of a young airplane stowaway last year.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday the fenced perimeter was broken March 12 and March 14.

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport spokeswoman Haley Gentry said $13,000 worth of power tools were taken the first time, and about $150 in diesel fuel was stolen from a Federal Aviation Administration contractor in the second incident.

The airport has faced security questions since 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale is thought to have crawled into the wheel well of a plane. His body was found in the flight path near Boston’s airport in October.

Massachusetts detectives think the body fell as a US Airways jet from Charlotte lowered its landing gear.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer

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