Breaking News: Alleged Terrorist Attempts to Blow Up Delta Air Lines Aircraft with a Makeshift Explosive

A Passenger Attempts to Set Off Possible Bomb as Northwest Flight Lands in Detroit. The Nigerian passenger was allegedly working on behalf of a terrorist group, attempting to blow up the aircraft while it was in United States airspace as the Delta Air Lines aircraft, operating as a Northwest Airlines flight, was on its way to Detroit from Amsterdam.

The suspect was reportedly subdued by fellow passengers and was later treated for injuries which occurred as a direct result of the incident. The Airbus 330-300 aircraft with 278 passengers landed safely.

Here is the official Delta Air Lines Issues Statement on Northwest Flight 253.

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