Why don't terrorists combine chemicals in flight?

24 June 2012

Question

What is to stop lots of terrorists each bringing very small amounts of liquid explosive and combining them in flight?

Answer

Pavel - Well, the existing restrictions are meant to deal with such situations because 100ml is not to make a viable bomb and obviously, any precursors for explosives will be detected by the instrumentation I was describing. So, it's not just that explosives are detected, but also explosive precursors. So the list against which we are comparing the data is very comprehensive.

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