Staged by those pushing greater security measures, or done on purpose for another reason?
Someone responded to my comment on PetaPixel’s Facebook post of this:
It probably was. Decades of cameras have gone through the airports and no explosions. Suddenly, not more than a month after the announcement of a possible ban one suddenly exploded? Quite suspicious.
This latest incident is bad news for photographers who are already frustrated with airport security in the US tightening its policies regarding cameras and other large electronics.
Security checkpoints began requiring a separate screening for cameras back in July, and the US is now urging airlines to ban cameras in checked bags due to fears of camera batteries exploding and causing catastrophic fires.
A battery explosion like this at the nation’s 13th busiest airport shows that the concerns may be justified.