Re: Then after...?
Actually, liquid bombs have been used at least once to destroy an airliner. In 1987, two North Koreans planted a bomb disguised as a bottle of liquor on Korean Air flight 858. It killed 115 people.
The explosive might have been PLX, which is a binary liquid.
For some background, here is a quote from Wikipedia:
<<The two bombers were traced to Bahrain, where they both took ampules of cyanide hidden in cigarettes when they realized they were about to be taken into custody. The man died, but the woman, Kim Hyon-hui, survived and later confessed to the bombing. She was sentenced to death after being put on trial for the attack, but was later pardoned by the President of South Korea, Roh Tae-woo, because it was deemed that she had been brainwashed in North Korea. >>
It is a fascinating story. They killed 115 people, and she was pardoned.
But the liquid bomb is not only Hollywood's idea – it is real as well.