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Re: IP: Tracking: Machines to Check Airline Bags Mostly Idle, Report Says



At 03:28 PM 10/12/98 -0700, Vladimir Z. Nuri wrote:
>
>From: [email protected]
>Subject: IP: Tracking: Machines to Check Airline Bags Mostly Idle, Report
Says
>Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 08:03:44 -0500
>To: [email protected]
>
>Auditors also said that the machines in use could handle only about half
>as many bags as they did in lab tests, partly because they sound false
>alarms far more when in use at airports. Each false alarm requires time to
>resolve. (All alarms so far have been false, officials said, because no
>bombs have been detected.) 

Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but including the TWA flight that
precipitated this mess, isn't it true that for the last 20 years or so no
bombs have been known to get onto planes in the US even without the bomb
detectors?


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