Northwest Airlines Flight 253

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Name: Northwest Airlines Flight 253
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Filthy underpants saved plane and pax from destruction

The so-called “underwear bomber,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, failed to blow up a US-bound plane because he wore the underwear bomb for two weeks straight and soiled the underpants, it has emerged.Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian Islamist, attempted to trigger ... [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

Underwear bomber’s bomb too filthy to explode after wearing it for 2 weeks

It was five years ago when the underwear bomber boarded a plane headed for Detroit and managed to light his bomb-laced underwear on fire. While the bomb caught fire, it didn't explode, sparing the lives of all on board. The reason that the explosives ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 6 reports

Why Abdulmutallab failed to blow up our plane – US

Abdulmutallab| credits: File PhotoThe United States has said that the Nigerian terrorist, Umar Abdulmutallab, failed to successfully carry out a bomb attack in 2009 because the explosives he was wired with became ‘degraded’ after he wore the same pair ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

9/11 Commission authors outline never ending war on terror

Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton have released a ten year anniversary follow-up to the 9/11 Commission Report, “Today’s Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report.”Obama ... [Published PrisonPlanet - Jul 25 2014]

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John Pistole told the Aspen Security Forum: "The bomber had had the device with him for over two weeks."
Underpants bomber failed in mission to blow up airliner "because he wore same pair of underwear for two weeks"
He added that terrorists are "finding that the al-Qaeda core is no longer beneficial to be associated with... because their main leader is gone”, and Bin Laden" s successor Ayman al-Zawahiri is "not an effective replacement." (ANI)

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Filthy underpants saved plane and pax from dest... [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Jul 27 2014]
Underwear bomber’s bomb too filthy to explode a... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 26 2014]
Underpants bomber failed 'because he wore same... [Published Malta Independent Daily - Jul 26 2014]
Why Abdulmutallab failed to blow up our plane – US [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 26 2014]
TSA: Underwear bomb was dud because of hygiene [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Jul 25 2014]
Underwear bomb aboard 2009 flight failed becaus... [Published New York Daily News - Jul 25 2014]
Underwear bomb plot only failed because bomber ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
9/11 Commission authors outline never ending wa... [Published PrisonPlanet - Jul 25 2014]
Underwear bomb plot only failed because bomber ... [Published Daily Express - Jul 25 2014]
Underpants bomber failed in mission to blow up ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 25 2014]
Ex-TSA Screener: Yes, America, We Saw You Naked... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Feb 04 2014]
Lawyer for Detroit underwear bomber makes appeal [Published Beaver County Times - Dec 05 2013]
Al-Qaeda’s offshoot to ''rebrand'' itself [Published Topnews.in - Dec 16 2011]
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