Mike's America had just landed in Detroit the day before!
Reports: NWA passenger was trying to blow up flight into Detroit
By ZLATI MEYER AND NAOMI R. PATTON
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS
A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida’s instructions, tried to blow up the plane today as it was landing in Detroit, law enforcement and national security officials said.
A senior U.S. counterterror official says a passenger aboard a Delta Air Lines flight in Detroit was planning to blow up the plane but the explosive device failed, the Associated Press reported today.
Passengers subdued the man and may have prevented him from detonating the explosives, the officials said.
A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism.
Federal officials imposed stricter screening measures after the incident.
One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it.
Detroit is a hotbed of Mulsim violence with reportings of shootouts with police a not uncommon occurrence.
I was just lucky that I got my pounds of pecans and camellia flowers through security before the crackdown.