The Orlando Airport and the TSA are investigating how a woman was able to board a flight without ID or a boarding pass pn Saturday.
Saturday morning, police were called to a Delta gate where crew members had removed a woman from a plane. The passenger, Sylvia Rictor, was in another passenger’s seat and couldn’t produce an ID or boarding pass. She told the police she didn’t have ID and had thrown away her ticket.
The officers told Rictor she would have to leave the airport and escorted her off the airport premises.
The passengers were rescreened delaying the flight over two hours.
A TSA representative confirmed:
“The TSA can confirm that the individual went through screening at the TSA checkpoint. We are working with law enforcement to investigate the incident at the plane and will not be providing any additional information at this time.”
Delta spokeswoman Morgan Durrant confirmed the incident:
“Delta apologizes to customers of Flight 1516 for the delay after a person not ticketed for that flight was removed from the aircraft. Security officials then directed a precautionary rescreen of everyone onboard. Delta is working with local law enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration on their investigation and we are conducting our own review of this as well. Safety and security is always our top priority.”
According to the TSA website ,it is possible to fly without ID if a passenger loses it or forgets it:
“The TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity.”
The TSA, FBI, Delta, and the Orlando Int’l Airport are investigating the incident.