Skip to comments.Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported
Posted on 12/25/2009 2:44:18 PM PST by deaconjim
A male passenger reportedly linked to terrorist organization al-Qaeda ignited a powdery substance prior to landing on a Delta Airlines flight to Detroit Friday. The suspect is believed to be Nigerian, Fox News reported.
Several people were hurt and one person was admitted to the University of Michigan Medical Center at Ann Arbor, hospital spokeswoman Tracy Justice said. An emergency was declared aboard the flight, operated as Northwest flight 253, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.
The suspect, who suffered second-degree burns, told federal investigators he was directed by al-Qaeda, though authorities are questioning the veracity of that statement, ABC reported. A federal situational awareness bulletin noted that the explosive was acquired in Yemen with instructions as to when it should be used, ABC said.
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Memo from Obama: Are we jumping to conclusions here? Detroit, Muslim, alqueda, explosives, NO FLY LIST....
Wait a minute another thread says it was on a Northwest Flight...do we have 2 different incidents...
We just flew cross country today. How did he get these thru security?
Wasn't where that mullah was killed on Christmas Eve.
Something is afoot.
Odd...stuff like this didn’t happen on W’s watch!!!
Delta and NOrthwest merged.
Delta just bought Northwest...
>We just flew cross country today. How did he get these thru security?
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I believe Delta & Northwest just merged?? I think they’re going as Delta now.
got on in Amsterdam
He kept us save
Recently released from gitmo???????????
Wasn’t the world supposed to love us now that Obama is in charge? You mean all that bowing and ass-kissing was for nothing???
This guy must have been a Quaker or Southern Baptist white racist.
That security is a joke. Last year I forgot to leave my pocket knife at home and only discovered it at my destination. (I mailed it home.) Several years ago they confiscated a corkskrew I had had in my shaving kit since 1978. They didn't object to the sharp point on the corkskrew. The objected to the foil cutter. When I showed them with my own fingers that the foil cutter was so dull that repeated scores across my fingers couldn't drew blood, they didn't care. The must have had some metal quota and my nice corkskrew helped meet it; and America rested easier.
Good line. I may appropriate it and pretend it was mine.
Must have wanted to take a spin around Eau Claire, WI.
Why didn’t the people wait for the proper authorities? Don’t they know it is WRONG to take your own safety into your own hands and stop someone like this? someone could have gotten hurt?!?!?!!!
Remember this. Once again reality points out that the superbureaucracy of the Homeland Security Agency and all the TSA agents can’t protect you even today.
Time to reject the idea that your safety is the priority of anyone in government, even if they have Orwellian signs in airports proclaiming how important it is.
Maybe Obama will have a beer with the terrorist and the security people who arrested him... should he invite the ticket agents who sold the no-fly-listee his ticket too?
Damn scary. Yet CNN seems to be the only one having this at the top of the hour as of 6 pm ET. Fox is not covering it and local news hasn’t mentioned it yet. You’d think it would be big news.
I guess CAIR’s going to be suing some of these passengers and the airline for Islamophobia, with Holder filing a friend-of-the-terrorists brief from DC.
What a shame. I was hoping the man said he would not be taken alive.
Nothing to see here, move on.
coming home on leave from iraq in full uniform, i forgot i had my leatherman on my belt a real nice one , the tsa took it
Local news here just had it....still with the fireworks story....
Yes they did, I fly out of Detroit by the way, great fun!
“What a shame. I was hoping the man said he would not be taken alive.”
One can hope for a right hand amputation..
I can’t even get a bottle of scotch on, but Al Qaida can get explosives on still...
Airport security in Amsterdam seems to be about as tight as our southern border.
This sort of thing is stunning for Schipol. They have always had very tight security....
You know, every time I go to that airport I am nervous. I have to pass two mosques just to get there!
Friday afternoon Dayton OH, my flight is canceled. I book a later flight home from Cincy, rent a car and hurry down there. Of course the new ticket was the HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS one-way ticket. Frugal terrorists ALWAYS buy one-way. So I got the full rectal in Cincy. (Duh. I was flying to the nearest commercial airport to my home of 30 years or so. Duh again. They seem to be able to clear me into Air Force bases and I don't even need a boarding pass.) Well, in front of me on the line waiting for this treat was a marine in full dress uniform with order papers. I'm sure, in the interest of fairness he received no expedited treatment.
good for them
Yes, I have flown in and out of Schipol in Amsterdam
before 9/11 and security was tight, guards with automatic weapons and careful checking of baggage.
And even before 9/11, you always got a second ‘interview’...
My daughter-in-law went through security with her 4 dinky kids and their stroller. She forgot her handgun with clip was in her diaper bag. Security never saw it.
Fortunately, security was more diligent at wanding and patting down senile old ladies in wheelchairs.
Of course, they threw away my husbands toothpaste.
KLM, a first class operation.
Never a bad experience on KLM for me.
If the ‘raghead’ ahead of you was actually wearing a turban, there’s a good chance he was a Sikh, not a Muslim, and would have been the first to jump into the fray in defense of the airplane and passengers if a Muslim started anything. (The Sikh custom of carrying a dagger ‘to fight injustice’ was instituted in response to the injustices of Muslim persecution of Sikhs.)
Did his turban cover his ears? If so, he was a Sikh.
Thanks for posting. BTTT!
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