U.S. Aviation Security Chief Says No-Fly List Being Cut

The U.S. administration is checking the accuracy of a watch list of suspected terrorists banned from travelling on airliners in the United States and will probably cut the list in half.

The head of the Transportation Security Administration told Congress yesterday that the more accurate list, combined with a new passenger screening system, should take care of most incidents of people wrongly prevented from boarding a flight or frequently being picked out for additional scrutiny.

A "no-fly" list of suspected terrorists and criminals considered too dangerous to travel on U.S. commercial airliners has existed for decades. But since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the list expanded.