TSA says it can't detect nor if found, extinguish thermite - 'the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation.'
Thermite is a rusted iron and aluminum powder explosive. “The ignition of a thermite-based incendiary device on an aircraft at altitude could result in catastrophic damage and the death of every person onboard,” a DOT advisory warns.
An anonymous TSA official complained, 'We’re supposed to brief our [federal air marshals] to identify a thermite ignition — but they tell us nothing, so our guys are Googling, ‘What does thermite look like? How do you extinguish thermite fires?’...'
Still flying commercial?