A pipe bomb discovered at Belfast City Airport had been there for almost a year authorities have said.
The bomb was discovered by staff members during a routine check of vehicles parked in the long-stay car park. The pipe bomb was attached to cans of petrol but failed to detonate because of a fault with the timing device.
The Toyota Carina had been there since last year and it is believed the bomb was meant to go off soon after the car was abandoned. The car carried a Northern Ireland registration number plate. Police are currently trying to trace it's history.
Arriving passengers were unable to drive home last Saturday when the bomb was discovered and had to be accommodated at a nearby hotel due to the security alert.