Tuesday, September 08, 2009

liquid bomb effectiveness

previously I "pooh poohed" the idea that you could do in a plane with but the beeb got some explosive expert to try it with fairly
convincing results - while a modern wide body plane would probably survive this, a lot of passengers might not, and there's always a probability they hit some vital controls in some unforeseen way....so it looks like the whole painful thing of not carrying drinks through security in airports was not totally bogus after all....oh well...

1 comment:

Theo said...

yes, I thought it was pretty implausible at first too - but that was when they were talking about a binary explosive where you mix two liquids and make the bomb on the aircraft somehow. The real bomb was much more straightforward - just a bottle full of explosive liquid.

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