13 September 2009

Airplane Security and Explosives...

BBC had a brief coverage on the effect of a small amount of liquid explosive on a commercial airplane (found via Bruce Schneier).

After viewing that, I'm pretty happy the EU and other countries do not allow unidentified liquids on board....

2 comments:

Yaba said...

Well, I am not pacified by this video. The liquid used was about 1 liter. You are allowed to carry a 1 liter bag full of individual containers holding 0.1 liters, so let's assume that every bag can hold a total of 0.5 liters. The n you need just two persons that are able to create such a bomb with their two bags.

When I flew into my holiday, my wife carried a bottle that was too big. The customs officer just told us to buy smaller containers at the drug store and distribute the content into these smaller containers. Then we were still allowed to take the original larger container with us, although it is empty now. When we said that we could simply pour the smaller containers into the bigger container after the customs right before entering the plane, the officer just grinned and said that he is not allowed to comment that.

So much regarding security - it's just a false impression.

Edward said...

If you or any other person that you know has suffered an injury due to an airplane accident, they should consult an airline lawyer and get financial compensation for the loss suffered.