Revealed: Suspected bomb found on Namibian plane was actually a security test

Investigators from the German Federal Crime Office (BKA) have determined that the suspicious package was made by an American firm to test airport security measures. It remains unknown who placed the suitcase inside Windhoek airport near a pile of bags bound for Munich.

“BKA officials have examined it and the result is that it is a so-called ‘real test suitcase’ from a US company,” Dr. Maiziere told reporters Friday in Hamburg. “This company produces alarm and detection systems and these test suitcases are made to test security measures. No explosives were found in the suitcase and at no time was there any danger to passengers.”