It seems there is a fine line these days from 'better safe than sorry' and having the slightest modicum of common sense!
This whole thing makes absolutely no sense to me. They didn't even divert to the nearest airport, which you'd think would be the priority upon the realization of their worst fears.
I'm a big proponent of aviation security, really, but 2 words come to mind here: unconscionably. stupid.
[Edited 2012-08-01 00:38:53]