Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 9:58am.

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- The Charlotte airport's aviation director has blasted the Transportation Security Administration for its role in investigating a teen stowaway, saying local airports can do a better job of security. The Charlotte Observer reported that Jerry Orr told members of Congress that TSA handed over the investigation to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and then could not provide some video records that typically monitor employee and passenger access points. Orr spoke in Washington on Wednesday before a congressional committee on airport security. His testimony focused on the case of 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale, who is thought to have stowed away inside the wheel well of a Boston-bound US Airways jet Nov. 15. Investigators say they think Tisdale's body fell from the plane when it lowered its landing gear on approach to Boston. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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