Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday appointed a "blue-ribbon" panel of 26 aviation, homeland security and law enforcement experts to determine whether Los Angeles International Airport is prone to a terrorist attack.
The independent committee is expected to start meeting later this month, according to the Mayor's Office.
When the review is complete, panel members in the spring will provide a list of recommendations on how to improve security, safety, fire and emergency management at LAX, the nation's third-busiest airport.
"This panel will have full authority to review and inspect all aspects of security at LAX," Villaraigosa said in a written statement.
"We have continually made improvements to security at LAX," he said. "But we must ensure our facility and protocols remain state-of-the-art to prevent and disrupt potential threats."
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