With this particular incident I doubt that two armed personnel would have been much help...what are they going to do? Play cowboy and shoot the lock on the door? Begs the question what is the point of having armed air marshals anyway if you ask me. Seems like one accidental discharge (terrorism aside) at 35 thousand feet could possibly be all she wrote??? Wouldn't highly trained personnel equipped with baton or even combat knife for that matter make more sense if you were going to do something like that? Personally I have always thought pistol toting air marshals was an insane idea on the surface of it and perhaps through and through.
Do you think two people in the cockpit at all times is going to be an effective solution? What if evil or disturbed person can over power the other good person? Or they conspire?
@ kandinsky Thank you for adding that to the discussion. You have educated me and I stand corrected. I was running under that assumption all of this time.