Awful situation. I cant help thinking though that a bomb on board is the ‘best’ result it could have been. For the aircraft to disintegrate of its own accord or the realisation that these people have access to weaponry capable of shooting down a plane at 32000 ft would have been frightening.
At least if a bomb has been smuggled on board, it is within the power of the authorities to address this.
Ive said for a while though that Im concerned at the state of security at overseas airports, particularly leisure routes where they just seem to turn a blind eye.