With limitations on aerosol cans and a prohibition on percussion caps ( which probably also applies to primers), I'd say somebody screwed up.
I want some of that gunpowder-less and caseless ammo the FBI is using now.
Who in their right mind would load a suitcase full of primers and then put them on a commercial airliner!!! This guy deserves the 10-20 he will get!!!!
Seems foolish, but maybe he just wanted to take his favorite brand back to Jamaica to roll his own. You gotta wonder what the baggage handler did to that bag to make one of them go off.
They seem to think that it was the areosol can that exploded.
From the TSA guidlines.
Flammable Items Carry-on Checked
Aerosol (any except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities) No No
Maybe I am missing something, I did not see anything in the article about an aerosol can.
Where does this aerosol can come into play?
Can primers just "go off" like that, due to handling? Thank goodness the ones in my bullets don't just "go off" when jolted and such, otherwise I'd have to tip-toe everywhere I went.
The original article said aerosol can but it was updated today to just indicate the primers were the cause of the explosion.