Passenger knife alarm
A MELBOURNE man visiting Darwin says airport security there needs an overhaul, after he accidentally took a large knife in his backpack through screening and on to a plane.
Stewart Stevens arrived in the Northern Territory yesterday after flying from Melbourne with Virgin.
When he unpacked the backpack he took with him to visit his brother, he found a large filleting knife under his clothes.
Mr Stevens said his backpack was carry-on luggage.
When his son contacted the airport to let authorities know their protocols had failed, he was brushed aside, Mr Stevens said.