A fishing boat smashed head on into runway approach lights at La Guardia Airport early Sunday after the vessels drunken captain deserted the helm for a three-way sex romp exposing a stunning security weakness, sources told The Post.
Police were unable to reach the boat to determine whether it was a threat for about 30 minutes, even though a Port Authority police vessel was tied up at a nearby dock.
There was no crew available to operate it because, in a money-saving move, the PA had decided to operate its navy only during daylight hours.
The PA Police Department finally had to call for help from the NYPDs Harbor Unit.
If those on board the love boat had been terrorists with bad intentions, they could have easily succeeded, a PAPD official said.
If they had hand-held rockets, they would have had plenty of time to fire at planes.