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The Foreigner Editorial: Army hoisted on its own pétard. People make mistakes. Some can be laughed off, and others have the potential to ruin your day. However, this week’s fake explosives alert at Bergen airport was so incredibly idiotic, that not even a wartime crater will be big enough to bury the shame in. At about 06:30 on a Norwegian west coast Tuesday morning, security personnel discovered an object in a passenger’s luggage that looked like, and was, in fact, a bomb. The airport was completely evacuated, police called in their own flying disposal experts from Oslo, and caused as many as 4,000 passengers delays that must have made a hole in airlines’ pockets, but luckily not in the hold.

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Editorial: Army hoisted on its own pétard

Published on Wednesday, 24th November, 2010 at 13:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 24th November 2010 at 14:33.

People make mistakes. Some can be laughed off, and others have the potential to ruin your day. However, this week’s fake explosives alert at Bergen airport was so incredibly idiotic, that not even a wartime crater will be big enough to bury the shame in.



At about 06:30 on a Norwegian west coast Tuesday morning, security personnel discovered an object in a passenger’s luggage that looked like, and was, in fact, a bomb.

The airport was completely evacuated, police called in their own flying disposal experts from Oslo, and caused as many as 4,000 passengers delays that must have made a hole in airlines’ pockets, but luckily not in the hold.

A 2½-hour feverish search for its owner revealed the bag belonged to an army soldier. The bomb was just travelling to Trondheim for training purposes, according to a military spokesperson.

It was just a regular business trip. Some people take their PC; others carry components that look like an explosive device.

According to Aftenposten, the Marine Diver Command is still trying to find out why their bomb ever reached the airport, alleging it simply ended up in the wrong vehicle.

Moreover, police say the soldier who owned the bag was already up in Trondheim and had asked a colleague to take the ‘parcel’ for him. 

The bomb turned out to be a dummy, but we wonder who the real one is here?




Published on Wednesday, 24th November, 2010 at 13:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 24th November 2010 at 14:33.

This post has the following tags: bergen, airport, flesland, bomb, passengers, evacuated, police, army, disposal, experts.





  
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