Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’
 

 
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)

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

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 Y...
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A painting by Jean Baptiste Mauzaisse depicts French and Austrian forces at the Battle of Fleurus with the balloon l'Entreprenant in the background.

April 2nd in Aviation History: France Establishes World’s First Air Force, Boeing 777 Sets Speed Record

An 18th century French balloon becomes the first military aviation vehicle, SAAB is founded in Sweden, a 777 sets a round-the-world speed record, Rakesh Sharma becomes the first Indian to visit space, and more...
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Today in Aviation History: February 18th

Aircraft industrialist Jack Northrop dies, the Space Shuttle Enterprise takes its first flight, four die in a terror attack on an El Al 707, the DC-1 is flown by TWA, Hawthorne Nevada 708 crashes, and more...
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Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

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

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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The Blue Angels C-130 named Fat Albert performs a JATO takeoff. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez)

Final Call: Air Marshals Gone Wild, Clever Ways to Avoid Baggage Fees

Whistle blowers rat out crooked air marshals, how to save on baggage fees, Indonesian pilots have a crystal meth problem, thousands protest a new runway in Frankfurt, and more...
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