Slavia security puts 3 oz of plastic explosive on flight


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NBC news tonight reported Slovakia airport security put 3 oz of plastic explosives in an Ireland passengers luggage to test their security systems and forgot to remove it..
3 days later Slovakia government notified Irish authorities who raided the mans house to retrieve the explosives.


Now we have airport security putting explosives on planes... Unbelievable.
 

They raid an innocent person's house because they made a mistake. I'm sure it would have been a lot different had this happened in the U.S. Placing "real" stuff in a passenger's luggage without their knowledge is just plain dirty. :nono:



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There is tons more to that story.

The Slovok authorities put TWO containers of explosives in the man's bag (without his knowledge) and only removed one (because the agent removing them became distracted). When they realized their mistake, they notified the pilot of the plane, who determined it was safe to fly to Dublin with the explosives. (He reasoned that since there was no detonator, everything was okay.)

The Irish authorities were not notified until the man left the airport and went home (still unaware that he had explosives in his luggage). His house was raided and he was arrested and questioned for almost three hours. (He was eventually released and not charged.)

Basically, the Slovok authorities allowed plastic explosives on an international flight and then notified an employee of a private company of the mistake, whose judgment is surely in question. They waited for days before they told a friendly government and never bothered to tell them that the innocent passenger was not involved.

Total embarrassment. The interior minister issued an apology.
 
Had this happened to me the only apology that would have sufficed would have been accompanied by a large sum of cash. What a bunch of morons.

Kinda reminds one of the TSA.
 
That is totally nuts. And they said: "This guy might want to get a new backpack," he added.

What the hell do they mean, HE might want to get a new backpack. Someone from the government should be there and take him to the store and buy him whichever one he wants and THEY can have the contaminated one. Total idiots.
 
That is totally nuts. And they said: "This guy might want to get a new backpack," he added.

What the hell do they mean, HE might want to get a new backpack. Someone from the government should be there and take him to the store and buy him whichever one he wants and THEY can have the contaminated one. Total idiots.

He should get a backpack full of money.
 
So, Irish authroities were notified about this guy and what was in his bag. This information obviously came from the Slovaks. Why on earth was he arrested, or even questioned? If the Irish were notified, wouldn't they know that this guy didn't know it was there? That doesn't make any sense. Were the Slovaks just trying to cover it up and blame that guy initially?

I think it's funny that the pilot deemed it safe to continue with that stuff on board when it's not legal to put an extra escape slide on a plane to ship it because it's HAZMAT.
 
Don't be worried

In regards to that "new binary explosive" video, it is completely fake. What they put on that fuse was some red died glue and a bit of inert while powder. The watermelon was on the pole so the real explosive used could be concealed up inside it. Judging by the amount of smoke generated it was a low explosive, most likely common 70/30 KClO4/Aluminium flash powder in a solid casing.

That amount of any primary explosive (set off by heat alone, instead of a shock wave) could do very little damage to the watermelon, even if directly in the centre of it. Also for a primary to "detonate" that fast it has to be a chemical composition, not just a physical mix, as the power of detonation comes from the very chemical make-up of the explosive tearing itself apart and producing gasses.

At best, even if the stuff in the video is classed as an explosive, it is a low explosive, and possible capable of making a loud noise when ignited, but nothing like the video tries to make out. It is just blatant fear-mongering, much the same as anti gun nuts claim all guns kill people, and only police should have guns.

On the topic of the Slovakians being muppets, they should have financially compensated the guy, and given him a key to the country. The pilot made the right choice in allowing the plastique to fly though, as it is relatively inert without a strong shockwave (I am assuming it is a RDX/PiB/Oil type of plastique). Even if there was a fire on board the plane it wouldn't explode, the stuff wont even go off if you shoot it. It would just burn like an oily rag.

Seriously friends, don't worry, there is no such thing as that explosive in the video, its all fiction and camera angle, and some silly bugger dressed in camo to make it look like an official army video.
 

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