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Passengers help foil attack on Detroit-bound plane More to the story from yesterday

This is just crazy . It is awesome though that some of the passengers reattcked that way. IDK what I would do.

ROMULUS, Mich. – An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke — sending passengers scrambling to subdue a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up the airliner, officials and travelers said.

The commotion began as Northwest Airlines Flight 253, carrying 278 passengers and 11 crew members from Amsterdam, prepared to land in Detroit just before noon Friday. Travelers said they smelled smoke, saw a glow, and heard what sounded like firecrackers. At least one person climbed over others and jumped on the man, who officials say was trying to ignite an explosive device."It sounded like a firecracker in a pillowcase," said Peter Smith, a passenger from the Netherlands. "First there was a pop, and then (there) was smoke."


Asked by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:17 AM on Dec. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Oh for the love of pete I knew there would be some stupid azz person on here defending this islamic cult once again. Islam is such a peaceful religion, Yada yada we all know the drill. Just like their peaceful holiday they are celebrating now. Which today is the last day of ashura I do think. Its so damn peaceful that they take a freaking sword to their own head so the blood drinches their clothes.. As a remainder for the grandson of their leader... WOW thats so wonderful and delightful to watch.. Makes me wanna just run right out and grab a sword myself.

    Answer by wewerepunked at 10:44 PM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:17 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • I applaud those passengers, they probably saved some lives.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 6:36 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • They just don't quit do they....

    Answer by Steff107 at 8:42 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • such a peaceful religion.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • No steff and its only going to get worse..Christmas day imagine that he wanted to take out some 'infidels' and scare all of us other 'infidels' 'great satan' Christians ya know

    Good on the passengers that took alot of guts..

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:37 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. he was described as nigerian.  and he was a follower of which faith?  likely NOT christian!


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • They should've beat the crap out of him while waiting to land. Course if obama has his way, he'll charge the passengers with some ridiculous charges for messing with his comrade. Gotta protect those terrorists ya know, they're just spreading thier peaceful religion....

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • The White House said it believed it was an attempted act of terrorism and stricter security measures were quickly imposed on airline travel.

    Do you suppose one of those Man Made Disterists was behind this? I though they werent  Terror attacks anymore...hhmmm


    Answer by momof030404 at 10:45 AM on Dec. 26, 2009

  • Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. he was described as nigerian. and he was a follower of which faith? likely NOT christian!

    Yes, if they were a christian they might have molested all the little boys on the plane.....see how that goes??? You cant blame the ENTIRE religion on some WACKOS that claim it. If ALL christians don't molest than all muslims don't blow up planes


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:06 AM on Dec. 26, 2009