Posts Tagged ‘Northwest Airlines Flight 253’

This underwear bomb failed to take down a Northwest Airlines Airbus A330, but did succeed in burning its owner's genitals. (Photo by FBI, via ABC News)
Government News

New Underwear Bomb Plot Thwarted by CIA, But More Bombs and Terrorists Unaccounted For

Posted May 7, 2012 by Matt Molnar

The CIA has broken up a new Al Qaeda plot to blow up an airliner using explosive underwear, the Associated Press reported Monday afternoon. An upgraded underwear bomb with an improved detonation system was seized by agents in Yemen, according to the report. A suicide bomber had been selected to carry out the plot, but […]

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Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
Aviation News

Underwear Bomber Who Attempted to Down Northwest Airlines Flight Sentenced to Life in Prison

Posted February 16, 2012 by Matt Molnar

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for attempting to detonate a bomb sewn into his underwear aboard a Northwest Airlines flight on December 25, 2009.

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