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TSA Finds Three Landmines in Woman's Luggage

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A New Jersey woman flying to San Francisco to attend an explosives demonstration packed three shrapnel-filled landmines for the occasion. TSA screeners were not impressed. (www.nycaviation.com) More...

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RobSJC
RobSJC 3
The devices were confiscated, she was rebooked and allowed to proceed to San Francisco. At the same time, it sounds quirky they didn’t check further .. while it was said these “were harmless”, who’s to say someone else on the same flight was not carrying the other required components and got thru ?
AccessAir
AccessAir 0
If this stuff was in checked baggage I doubt that another person with other devices could access the cargo hold of the aircraft.
jhakunti
Jayden Hakunti 1
actually there are a lot of ramp agents who are paid less than necessary to live, so i can see how 6 figures may motivate some already sketchy ramp agents to connect the dots. There are a lot of loopholes in the so-called security.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 4
TSA actually did their job should be the story here
clearfortakeoff83
Zach Katona 2
I agree, can't blame TSA for this one. It should be obvious to pack items like that in checked baggage even if they are fake.
Dubslow
Bill Winslow 1
Actually, they found fake landmines, no explosives, which are still banned. (Why?)
AccessAir
AccessAir 1
Toy guns are banned as well...obviously some people dont know the difference....

preacher1
preacher1 2
These probably ought to be put in the firearms and locked case category.
AccessAir
AccessAir 1
Agreed...
runway18escanaba
runway18escanaba 1
Finally,a story about the TSA not sreaning young children that are in a wheelchair or hugging their grandparents.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, you would have thought that with all the negative publicity lately, they would have saw to it that was more than just the blurb they got in this story, that they finally did somthing right.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
They in fact did catch a goofball who must be dense in the first place. Remains to be seen of they can catch a true terrorist. Are there any big time terrorists still trying to blow up a plane? Maybe its been there done that! Who knows. But I sure hope there is a huge threat to keep 60k people chasing it.