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.
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