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Flight diverted due to tampered with fire extinguisher

Posted by Brendan McSheffrey on 9/21/11, 12:43 PM

After a "suspicious" passenger left the lavatory of the plane, an alert flight attendant noticed a fire extinguisher was out of place and notified the pilots. The plane was diverted as a safety measure.

Fire extinguishers have been used as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) so this flight attendant was wise to call attention to it.

One way to immediately know if your extinguishers have been removed, depressurized or blocked is to monitor them with en-Gauge.

Topics: Terrorism, Fire Extinguisher, Home Land Security, Vandalism, Airport