A French tour operator was charged this month with illegally transporting hazardous materials after a flare gun ignited in his suitcase at Miami Intl. Airport. Baggage handlers noticed smoke coming form the suitcase as it sat on a cart waiting to be loaded onto a domstic US flight. The owner of the bag was headed for a scuba diving vacation and the boat-type safety flared had cleared security. The Federal DOT and the FAA are still investigating the incident.