Dry Ice Explosion at LAX Terminal Delays Flights

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Authorities say an explosion from a plastic bottle containing dry ice at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal caused up to four flights to be delayed.

Example of a Dry Ice Bomb

UPDATE: 10/14/13 7:34 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flights are back to normal at Los Angeles International Airport after a plastic bottle containing dry ice exploded in an employee bathroom.

The Sunday evening explosion caused a commotion in LAX's terminal 2 and delays of up to four flights after airport police halted security screening.

No injuries were reported.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says the bathroom was in an area of the terminal that was not accessible to the public.

Investigators are trying to determine how the bottle wound up in the bathroom.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say an explosion from a plastic bottle containing dry ice at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal caused up to four flights to be delayed.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says a chemical reaction caused the explosion Sunday evening in an employee bathroom in Terminal 2.

No injuries were reported, but as a precaution authorities closed the terminal and examined the area for evidence.

Eimiller said the bathroom was in a restricted area of the terminal that was not accessible to the public.

Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said officials temporarily halted security screening, which led to the delay of up to four departing flights.

Investigators were trying to determine how the bottle wound up in the bathroom.

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