A man was able to get fist size explosive aboard an airplane which was headed to New York. There is no word of the man trying to detonate it, but that obviously does not make it 'ok'. You would hope after the stepped up security from the Christmas day bombing attempt with suicide underwear that you would not hear about more of these potential near misses. The new security screening has clearly not plugged all the holes.
"Officials confirmed Monday that a crew member on board Piedmont Airlines flight 4126, originating from Baltimore Washington International Airport, was cleaning the plane after it landed in New York around 7:30 p.m. when he found a large firecracker-like device wedged between two seats. Port Authority officials contacted FBI agents, and the passenger from that seat location, identified as 67-year-old Thomas Ouelette, of Bonita Springs, Fla., was tracked down and taken into custody.
Ouelette was planning on taking a connecting flight to Fort Myers, Fla. from New York.
Authorities did not release details on the kind of device discovered other than saying it was a 4-inch-long, three-quarter-inch-wide explosive pyrotechnic."