- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Mineta San Jose International Airport will receive nearly $1.5 million in federal funding to study improvements to airfield safety.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (https://bayareane.ws/1imVKYx ) Friday that it is one of the first airports in the country to study what airfield changes, if any, need to be made.

The new study will look at ways to reduce the potential for unintended entry of aircraft, vehicles or pedestrians onto runways.

San Jose’s airport last year became the focus of national concern about airport perimeter security after a teenager slipped past runway fencing and into a jet’s wheel well, surviving in a cramped compartment during its flight to Hawaii, the newspaper reported.

An Associated Press analysis earlier this year reported that and San Jose International ranked fifth in perimeter security breaches during the past decade. San Francisco International was first.

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Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, https://www.mercurynews.com

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