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tlr online
17-08-10, 09:25
An airline passenger claims he was allowed to take more than 200 fireworks on two flights in the United States.

Paul Jones, 29, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, flew across the US from Kansas to Houston and back to the UK with a bag of bangers - and a lighter.

It was only at Heathrow Airport that officials expressed concern, he said.

Continental Airlines said it did not have a record of the incident, but that it warned customers about hazardous materials prohibited on aircraft.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-10996471

aktrekker
17-08-10, 09:37
Warn the terrorists about hazardous materials?
Yeah, that'll stop them. :hea:

Apathetic
17-08-10, 09:54
The article doesn't really state the types of fireworks he was carrying, but by the looks of it, surely those little things couldn't do much damage anyway.

aktrekker
17-08-10, 10:12
Unless you have 200 of them.
And the contents could be emptied into a single container to create a pretty powerful bomb.

Apathetic
17-08-10, 10:14
Unless you have 200 of them.
And the contents could be emptied into a single container to create a pretty powerful bomb.

That wouldn't be too wise or clever, or even convenient if you were plotting to take down a plane. :p

lara c. fan
17-08-10, 10:16
That wouldn't be too wise or clever, or even convenient if you were plotting to take down a plane. :p

Hell of a lot more discreet, though.