2013 - Safety Engineering

Year2013
CategorySafety Engineering
DescriptionThe late Gustano Pizzo, for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers — the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.
ReferenceUS Patent #3811643, Gustano A. Pizzo, "anti hijacking system for aircraft", May 21, 1972.
WinnersGustano Pizzo