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jeffooi
16-01-2003, 06:45 PM
Jest a while...



STRAITS TIMES Singapore
Thursday, January 16, 2003

<font size="+1">'Smelly' durian sparks terror scare on Aussie plane</font>

SYDNEY -- An infamously-smelly fruit in the cargo hold of an Australian airliner forced a full-scale security alert and evacuation of the plane on Thursday as baggage handlers feared they faced a possible terrorist threat.

The Virgin Blue flight from Brisbane to Adelaide was delayed for four hours while police and firefighters investigated a suspicious odour and white powder found in the cargo area, officials said.

The powder turned out to be carpet deodoriser a passenger had sprayed on a package containing the notoriously smelly South-east Asian fruit durian, apparently in a failed bid to disguise the odour, officials said.


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