Single-use cameras cited in air terror plot

August 11, 2006

Single-use cameras have been suggested as the possible source of the detonation device that terrorists planned to use to trigger explosions on US-bound planes from the UK.

Numerous media reports, including BBC News, have reported that ?disposable cameras? could have been used to ignite liquid-based explosives. It is thought that an electronic detonation device could be made using the camera?s built-in flash.

? As we reported yesterday cameras are among items that are currently banned from being carried onto planes in the UK as part of heightened security measures following the thwarting of the alleged terrorist plot to blow up many aircraft. All such items must be checked-in and placed in the hold