What a Shoe Bomb Can Do

What would have happened if the detonator on Richard Reid’s shoe bomb had not malfunctioned on that American Airlines flight in 2001?

The FBI ran a test on a grounded airplane to find out, and has released a video of the results. “What this video shows is the ingenuity and the ruthlessness that these people possess.”

We came within a hair’s breadth of losing another 197 people.

UPDATE: A reader at LittleGreenFootballs.com reports that this video is a test explosion from 1998, that has nothing to do with shoe bombs.

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