June 25, 2003


Another Australian airlines security lapse:

A Qantas flight from Perth to Singapore was delayed after a passenger reportedly was found to have a box-cutter in a seat pocket.

All 233 passengers were removed from the aircraft and re-screened, a Qantas spokeswoman said.

She would not confirm an ABC radio report that a passenger was found to have a box-cutter stowed in a seat.


Posted by Tim Blair at June 25, 2003 03:22 PM | TrackBack

They turned around and came back?? Because of a bloody box-cutter?? WTF has happened to common sense?? No-one, after 11 September, will *ever* be able to hijack a plane with a box-cutter again. Sometimes I despair for this country and where we're headed ...

Posted by: Bruce at June 25, 2003 07:05 PM

It's called a Stanley knife, dammit!

Posted by: Big Ramifications at June 25, 2003 07:52 PM

I hope that in Crocadile Dundee IV, someone tries to hijack a plane and Hogan responds with "That's not a knife mate, this is a knife".

I wonder what the deal is with Sikhs (and some branches of paganism) where a knife is something they have to carry around?

Posted by: Andjam at June 25, 2003 11:41 PM