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Flight passenger gets the blues. An airline passenger managed to close Oslo Gardermoen airport today after he checked in a bag with a blue hand grenade. Although the suitcase had already been singled-out at x-ray automatically, it subsequently ‘disappeared’ on its way to manual inspection, reports NRK. All flights were suspended for half-an-hour and check-in shu,t whilst airport staff conducted a feverish search for the case and x-rayed all sent luggage.

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Flight passenger gets the blues

Published on Wednesday, 15th December, 2010 at 13:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th December 2010 at 15:13.

An airline passenger managed to close Oslo Gardermoen airport today after he checked in a bag with a blue hand grenade.

Blue hand grenade
Blue hand grenade
Photo: Oslo Gardermoen airport


Although the suitcase had already been singled-out at x-ray automatically, it subsequently ‘disappeared’ on its way to manual inspection, reports NRK.

All flights were suspended for half-an-hour and check-in shu,t whilst airport staff conducted a feverish search for the case and x-rayed all sent luggage.

They eventually found the bag, containing what turned out to be just the hand grenade’s outer casing without its explosive material.

"The man was just carrying it after having cleared his desk at work. We encourage passengers not to take anything with them that even resembles a weapon, but it is not illegal for airline passengers to carry these in Norway,” Jo Kobro, Information Manager for Oslo Gardermoen, tells The Foreigner.




Published on Wednesday, 15th December, 2010 at 13:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th December 2010 at 15:13.

This post has the following tags: oslo, gardermoen, airport, hand, grenade, security, staff, x-ray, bomb, luggage, check-in, flights.





  
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