Slavia security puts 3 oz of plastic explosive on flight
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    Slavia security puts 3 oz of plastic explosive on flight

    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.

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    I sorta heard about this but was running around...
    So, looking around a little:

    Slovakia Admits Mistake in Air-Security Test


    Slovakia Admits Mistake in Air-Security Test - WSJ.com
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    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.



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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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    wow... now if that doesn't make you feel safer when flying...
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Vet View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    wow... now if that doesn't make you feel safer when flying...
    And here's why you should be worried when you travel...

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    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.

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