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TSA Lapses Preceded Honolulu Failures, Audit Concludes

Transportation Security Administration mistakes, including leaving explosive-detection equipment in a warehouse for more than two years, contributed to unscreened baggage being loaded onto planes at Honolulu International Airport for several months in 2010, a report said.

TSA managers struggled to implement changes in procedures and had too few screeners for the volume of luggage, the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General said in a report released today. The agency doesn’t know how many bags went unscreened, the report said.