Updated (2x) - Detroit Airline Terrorist Attack Fails Narrowly

UPDATE, Dec 26, 2009, 5:23 PM CST Police search London flat in US plane bomb probe - BBC News Nigerian Charged in Northwest Bomb Attempt - Wall Street Journal Abdul Mudallad, a Nigerian man with al-Qaida ties apparently tried to blow up [Northwest Airlines Flight 253] flight as it was descending over Detroit Metro Airport on Christmas afternoon. Details are still coming in, but apparently the powder-and-liquid bomb was ignited by the terrorist--who received third degree burns. Passengers subdued the bomber. More at Marathon Pundit... NOTE: Delta has acquired 100 percent ownership of Northwest and is in the process of fully integrating the airline into the Delta family. Customers are already seeing signs of the merger as the Northwest brand is gradually being phased out and replaced by Delta's name and brand. Delta and Northwest will continue to operate their own aircraft until the integration process is complete. - [Completion target is mid-2010] Source Also see: Delta, Northwest one step closer to becoming one‎ - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 24, 2009 MORE ON THIS STORY: Terror Attempt on Delta/NWA Flight 253 - How Will it Affect Your Travel? - Delta Air Lines Issues Statement on Northwest Flight 253 - Press Release Source: Delta Air Lines On Friday December 25, 2009, 7:54 pm EST via Yahoo! News Jet fliers tackle bomber - New York Post An al Qaeda terrorist tried to blow up a plane packed with Christmas travelers yesterday as it was about to land in Detroit -- but was thwarted by heroic passengers who tackled the madman, authorities said. The 23-year-old Nigerian suffered serious burns, and at least two other passengers were injured in the terrifying violence aboard the Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam. 'Al-Qaeda links' suspect probed over US plane 'attack' BBC News Northwest Airlines Flight 253 had begun its descent towards Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday afternoon when the incident occurred. The Airbus 330, which had originated in Amsterdam, was about 20 minutes from landing when passengers noticed something was wrong. One of them, Syed Jafri, said he had been seated three rows behind the suspect and had seen a glow and smelt smoke. AP Sources: Al-Qaida Link in Failed Plane Attack - AP Video A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida's instructions, set off an explosive device Friday in a failed terrorist attack on the plane as it was landing in Detroit, federal officials said. Plane Passenger: 'Terrifying; Thought We Weren't Going to Make It' - AP Video Flight 253 with 278 passengers aboard was 20 minutes from the airport in Detroit when passengers heard popping noises, witnesses said. A Nigerian man who said he was an agent for al-Qaida tried to blow up the plane Friday, officials said. Passenger Tells Story Of Hero Who Took Down Muslim Terrorist On Flight 253 CNN Video Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed

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