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Al-qaeda man Tries blowing up Detroit plane, Several hurt

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posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 05:16 PM

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.

Holy crap, this could have huge implications.... i Smell Black Flag... your thoughts... its still developing...

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 05:17 PM
Already being discussed here

And it was firecrackers, not an explosive device

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by OzWeatherman

why would the guy suffer second degree burns and injure several people, with one going to the hospital if it was firecrackers.... why would he get firecrackers in yemen... pfft

[edit on 25-12-2009 by TheCoffinman]

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 10:11 PM
As this breaking news story is already being discussed elsewhere:

Man Attempts to Set Off Explosives on Plane .

This thread is now being closed to consolidate the breaking news aspect of this conversation.

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