« | Home | Categories | »

Transit police left a bomb on a plane for two days after training their dogs, before they realized it was missing

Posted on January 21st, 2013 at 21:50 by John Sinteur in category: Do you feel safer yet?, Security -- Write a comment


Transit police who were training bomb-sniffing dogs left a bomb on a commercial plane at Vancouver International Airport and didn’t tell anyone about it for two days.

The mishap was revealed in documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation under a Freedom of Information request.

On Jan. 14, 2011, a Transit Police dog handler realized the explosive device was missing from his training kit, according to the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority’s internal documents.

It had last been seen two days before, on Jan. 12, while training on board an Air Canada Boeing 767 at YVR.

The plane took off en route to Toronto. When it landed, a thorough search was conducted but the bomb didn’t turn up. It has never been found.

The bomb was inert without its blasting cap, and investigators stated in their internal report that they believed it was thrown out in the garbage.

Well, the odds of having TWO bombs one a plane are virtually zero, so those people were really safe those two days!

  1. Chunk of Semtex the size of a piece of chewing gum? Horrors! A dog could have eaten it!

  2. Wow Sue — that would be one hot dog.

previous post: Skill levels explained

next post: Cartoons